Hate Crime: Transphobia

Home Office written question – answered on 31st October 2018.

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Photo of Sarah Champion Sarah Champion Labour, Rotherham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle transphobic hate crime.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

On 16 October 2018 the Government published Action Against Hate: the Government’s plan for tackling hate crime – two years on.

The Action Plan includes a number of commitments addressing all forms of hate crime, including a review of hate crime legislation by the Law Commission, projects to tackle prejudice, and an upcoming public awareness campaign to address the issue.

Specific commitments addressing transphobic hate crime include: the Crown Prosecution Service working with partners to improve the recording and monitoring of equalities data for LGBT victims of hate crime and reviewing and refreshing its LGBT Hate Crime Schools Pack; further Government Equalities Office funding for anti-bullying interventions in schools from March 2019 to March 2020; new guidance for Door Supervisors to increase their awareness of transgender hate crimes; and continued engagement with LBGT stakeholders informed by the findings from Government’s LGBT survey (published this summer) and the ideas generated at Galop’s anti-LGBT hate crime roundtable in July 2018.

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