Freedom of information response

Hate Crime Research 2019

Publication date: 
Tuesday 8 October 2019
Request: 

1. Is hate crime included in the council’s current Community Safety plan?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t know
  • If Yes can you send us a PDF copy of the Community Safety plan?

2. Does the council have a separate hate crime plan/strategy?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t know
  • If yes can you send us a PDF copy of the hate crime plan/strategy?

3. Does the council have a designated hate crime lead?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t know
  • If yes – can you provide contact details so we can contact them.

4. Does the council service facilitate or take part in any hate crime forums?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t know
  • If yes – can you list the names of the hate crime forums that the council service facilitates or takes part in.

5. Does the police service have a designated hate crime information page on its website?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t know
  • If yes – please can you provide the URL link?

6. Does the council service have access to hate crime resources?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t know
  • If yes – please can you send us pdf copies of the resources?

7. Does the council service refer victims of hate crime to independent advice and support services?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t know
  • If yes – can you provide a list of independent advice and support services, the police service refers to.

8. Is the council planning to participate in National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t know?
  • If yes – can you tell us what the council is planning to do.

9. Has the council participated in pervious National Hate Crime Awareness weeks?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t know
  • If yes - please can you tick the years that the council service has recently taken part in the national week: 2017; 2018      .
Response: 

1. Yes. Community Safety plan?https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/sites/default/files/assets/documents/tcsp-plan-2019-v02.pdf

2. Yes. Delivery plan is a working document and therefore not shared publically but summarised within the CSP plan as above

3. No, not specifically, however the CSP manager would be the contact

Unfortunately we are unable to provide in full the information you have requested.  We do hold the information but an absolute exemption applies.  Personal Information (Section 40,2)

Personal data of any other person (third party data) is exempt under section 40(2) if disclosure would breach one of the data protection principles. This aspect of Section 40 is an Absolute Exemption and is therefore not subject to the Public Interest Test.

The names of officers working for the Council is personal data specific to them. It is therefore subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act. Information can be withheld if its disclosure would be likely to breach one or more of the Principles of the Data Protection Act. There is no prior expectation on the part of team Managers (or other officers working below the level of Director) that their names and job titles / positions would be published into the wider public domain under FOI. A disclosure made under FOI constitutes a publication to the world at large. We believe that to disclose this would be likely to breach the first Principle of the Data Protection Act by unfairly contravening their right to privacy and confidentiality in the work place.

4. Yes

  • Thurrock CSP hate crime delivery group
  • Essex strategic hate Crime Partnership
  • Thurrock Independent advisory Group to Essex Police

5. Yes

6. Yes

  • All within web site, Essex Police currently redesigning the hate crime leaflet that we print so not appropriate to share at this time as being updated but we print resources as a council and distribute widely: https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/hate-crime/overview

7. Yes. www.thurrock.gov.uk/hate-crime/hate-incident-reporting-centres

8. Yes

  • Hosting an event for our hate crime ambassadors  

9.  Yes: 2017 and 2018

Request reference:
FOI 9380