Race and Faith Targeted Bullying

What is Race and Faith Targeted Bullying?

Race and Faith Targeted bullying in schools can range from ill-considered remarks, which are not intended to be hurtful, to deliberate physical attacks causing serious injury. This form of bullying can be identified by the motivation of the perpetrator, the language used, and/or by the fact that targets are singled out because of the colour of their skin, the way they talk, their ethnic grouping or by their religious or cultural practices.

Schools that ignore this type of bullying, or deny its existence, give the wrong message to young people. The success of our multi-cultural society depends upon the children of today growing up to be be adults who respect and value diversity.

Monitoring and Recording

Although schools are no longer required to report racist incidents to their Local Authority, it is recommended that they keep their own records and are familiar with their local hate incident reporting systems.

If a child has been the target of Race or Faith motivated bullying incident, report it!

Hate Incidents

A hate incident is any incident where you or someone else has been targeted because they or you are seen as being different. Anyone can be a victim of hate because of prejudice against their age, disability, gender identity, race, religion/belief or sexual orientation.

If you live in the County, incidents may be reported to Leicestershire County Council's Hate Monitoring Project by telephone on 0116 3058263.

If you live within Leicester City you can receive advice from and report incidents to the Race Equality Centre on 0116 2999800.

Hate Incidents can also be reported on-line.

Resources - Race and Faith Targeted Bullying

GATE - Gypsy and Traveller Equality

GATE is a forward moving group of Gypsies and Travellers working woards a brighter future by promoting understanding between them and the setled community.

GATE will attend your meeting or group event and answer questions on the travelling life.

If you would like to know more about GATE please contact:
Pauline Burton: pauline.burton@leics.gov.uk

Websites & Resources

Throwing Stones

Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council worked in partnership to create an interactive anti racist bullying resource for schools. 'Throwing Stones' was originally a VHS resource consisting of a short film and resource pack. This was developed into a website to enable continued access to the resource.