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A new campaign for County Durham & Darlington United Against Hate Crime.

Get Involved

Everyone can help stop Hate Crime. By learning more about it, educating others and taking a zero tolerance stance, together we can help protect vulnerable people and make our communities safer.

You can support the Hate Hurts campaign by:

Follow us on social media

You can download posters free HERE

You can download flyers free HERE

If you are a business

Business has a particular role to play in informing employees about Hate Crime and also in ensuring that channels of communication are open for any member of staff who is victimised.

Why not become a partner in our campaign?

  • Share our social media posts
  • Display posters and flyers in your business, organisation of place of work
  • Request a sticker for your car, shop or restaurant window - Contact Us
  • Tell us if you have an initiative in your place of work that’s addressing Hate Crime.
  • Primary Schools
  • Look out for our art and poetry competition and Hate Hurts poster coming soon.

  • Secondary Schools
  • Have you discussed Hate Crime recently with students? Why not use our campaign to hold a focused assembly, tutor group discussion or PSHE lesson dedicated to Hate Crime?

If you are a School

Young people are vital in helping spread positive messages about tolerance and inclusion and are key to us achieving a future without Hate Crime.

Pledge Your Support

Here are some of the organisations that have already pledged support.

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Ron Hogg

Ron Hogg

County Durham & Darlington Police Crime & Victims’ Commissioner

“Hate Crime is very unpleasant and can be very traumatic for anyone who experiences it. It’s different from so many other types of crime and incidents because it’s so personal. People are victimised because of who they are, and what they are perceived to be rather than because of something that they’ve done.”

Rt Hon Kevan Jones

Rt Hon Kevan Jones

Member of Parliament for North Durham

“Hate Crime is a serious offence, causing significant harm and distress to victims and adversely affecting the cohesion of our society. I welcome Ron Hogg’s new initiative to tackle this scourge and endorse Durham Police’s zero tolerance stance on Hate Crime.”

Rt Revd Paul Butler

Rt Revd Paul Butler

The Bishop of Durham

“Speaking or acting hatefully of others is simply wrong. It is unacceptable in any society where respect and care for one another is valued. I trust this campaign will help us all to speak well of, and act kindly towards, one another.”

Stuart Corbridge

Professor Stuart Corbridge

Tice-Chancellor, Durham University

“Durham University is a global university, welcoming staff and students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. We aim to create an open and inclusive environment where all members of our community feel safe and can achieve their full potential. We are pleased to be supporting this campaign.”


If you witness, or are a victim of Hate Crime

Call 101 or 999 in an emergency or visit report-it.org.uk.