Partnership working is essential in combating hate crime within the two Districts. Whilst potentially reaping substantial rewards in terms of service delivery from active participation in this type of partnership, the extension of partnership activity into communities and encouraging collaborative working beyond statutory limits, has even greater potential.
We will look to the Strategic Group for the sharing of best practice across the County and informing this Group of changes in legislation and procedure as they unfold. The benefits of working with the Strategic Group will be to allow at a local level, a common approach across the whole of the County:
· it will facilitate the sharing of information and intelligence to quantify hate crime and incidents geographically or within a specific section of the community;
· it will prompt our partners to work in partnership to develop across the two Districts a co-ordinated safety package for actual and potential victims of hate crimes;
· it will prevent duplication of agency effort in terms of service delivery; and,
· it will provide a consolidated approach to accessing additional resources.