Rights and Equality Sandwell (RES) organised series of Harassment and Hate Crime Trainings for SMBC Staff and other advisers to help them respond to reports of harassment and hate crime incidents and to handle cases.
Permjeet Panesar CEO provided an overview of the Equality Act 2010 and Hate Crime legislation. Attendants achieved the complex insight to equality and diversity issues that Sandwell’s and all UK residents come across every day.
The training went through relevant information and statistics and touched the latest subjects that public is most focused on such as life of EU migrants after Brexit and counter terrorism. Main goal of the training was to make all attendants able to help improve the quality and accessibility of services available to people who have experienced harassment and hate crime. Program also included discussion “Sandwell Council Equality Objectives 2016 – 2020” and exercises based on real cases with explanation and comments.