NatCen Social Research would like your help for important research to enhance understanding of victims’ experiences of hate crime. The research seeks to explore people’s direct experiences of hate crime, including motivations for and barriers to reporting, and related interactions with the police and support organisations. Our findings will inform recommendations to improve how hate crime is handled in policy and practice.
NatCen is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with almost 50 years’ experience of producing evidence to inform government, public services, charities, and other organisations working to address society’s challenges. This study was commissioned by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services, who independently assess the effectiveness and efficiency of police, fire and rescue services in England and Wales.
They would like to talk to anyone who has been a victim of any type of hate crime or hate-related incident in England or Wales from January 2017. They would really appreciate your help to find individuals who might wish to take part in a research interview in the next few weeks. For more information about this research and next steps, please get in touch on Freephone 0808 169 1224 or email@example.com.
The sort of things they will ask about during the interview are:
- A bit about your background and daily life
- Your experience(s) of hate crime
- Your views about reporting the crime to the police
- Any help and support you may have received throughout this process.
Each interview will take around 60 minutes and can take place over the phone or face-to-face. Taking part is completely voluntary, and you are free to change your mind at any time. NatCen will write a report about the issues you and others speak about in the interviews, but they will not use your name and any details that could identify you in any way. Everyone who participates in the research will receive £20 to thank them for their time. If you are interested in taking part or would like further information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Freephone 0808 169 1224.