A new campaign which aims to eradicate hate crime in Enfield has been launched by the council.
The initiative, which was launched with the Enfield Hate Crime Forum on Friday 11 March, will focus on tackling all forms of hate crime including verbal & physical abuse, vandalism, bullying, harassment and intimidation perpetrated because of the victim’s race, faith, gender, disability, sexuality or transgender identity.
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Organisations and Culture, Cllr Yasemin Brett, said: “We want to give people the confidence to come forward and tell us if they have either been a victim of, or witnessed, such behaviour. We will not tolerate small minded bigotry that results in people being abused because of moronic, outdated prejudices.
“We’re determined to put victims and witnesses at the heart of what we do, and ensuring that the right support services are available when needed.”
Enfield Hate Crime forum is a multi-agency group that brings together various organisations in the borough to effectively tackle various strands of hate crime.