EMAS is a ‘Third Party Reporting Centre’ (TPRC) for hate crime. This means that all of our staff have received training about hate crime and are able to support parents (in first language, if available), and to report any incidents in the community to the police, either with or for them. This can always be done anonymously and can support witnesses as well as victims.
In order to get the message out to parents direct, we have produced a poster for schools to print and display on their noticeboards. Unfortunately, it is very ‘wordy’ as we have given information in all of the languages that we support, but we hope that more parents will know how EMAS are able to support them if they have experienced or witnessed hate crime.
Of course, we don’t call discriminatory incidents in school ‘hate crime’. We refer to these as ‘prejudicial language and behaviour’ (PLAB) and the toolkit of resources for schools to record and report these incidents, as well as communicate with parents or collect pupil voice are housed on the PEP website here. Thank you to everyone who has been returning their monthly monitoring report – please see a recent PEP Bulletin for the new two-step procedure.
Don’t forget that Sarah Christopher, Marie Allen and/or I can deliver anti-racism training for your staff and may I remind you once again about the new anti-racism toolkit for schools, here.