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Archive for October 22nd, 2014

22 OctRAD officially launch Hate Incident Reporting Centre (HIRC)


On 15th October, the District Commander of Essex Police, Chief Inspector Richard Phillibrown and DC Phil Merriam – Hate Crime & Vulnerable Adults – Performance Review Officer visited the head office of Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) to award a certificate endorsing the organisation’s status as a Hate Incident Reporting Centre (HIRC)….

Now all Deaf people living in Essex will have access to the service to report their experience of hate crime in sign language to RAD. Staff fluent in British Sign Language have received specialist training in crime reporting to ensure the very best support, advice and outcome can be achieved.

Press Release (pdf)