Healthwatch Essex staff have taken training in hate crime incident reporting and are now able to help and advise the public.
Hate Incident Reporting Centres (HIRC’s) are community venues, where individuals can report hate incidents and hate crimes; either as a victim or a witness.
A HIRC can act as an alternative place for reporting Hate Crimes/Hate Incidents rather than directly to the Police.
We now work in collaboration with Essex Police and other partner agencies to provide support and information during the reporting process.
You can contact our Information and Guidance team team through our Speak to the Team page.