The Scottish Government has laid out new measures to tackle hate crime in Scotland.
The commitments include the launch of a national campaign to raise awareness of what hate crime is and how to report it, a refresh of the bullying strategy in schools as well as more training for teachers on equality, and work with the STUC and others to collect evidence of hate crime in the workplace, particularly against frontline workers.
The Government will also work with transport providers and disabled people’s organisations to deliver a hate crime charter for public transport, to include steps such as consistent retention of CCTV footage to help police follow up on incidents.
The Scottish Government is already working with Police Scotland around data with a view to producing more detailed hate crime statistics.
The measures are a response to the recommendations of the Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime, which were published in September 2016.
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