Sadly, hate crime against refugees is a very real problem. Although it is not by any means a common occurrence, it is something that is encountered all too frequently.
However, it is something that the UK authorities now take very seriously. There are various ways in which incidents can be reported, and clear procedures on how they should be handled by the authorities.
The briefing below is designed to form the basis of a conversation with refugees to explain what hate crime is, and how they can report it. Naturally, you may want to introduce this topic sensitively so you do not alarm them and adopt language that you feel is appropriate for the situation.
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