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Turning the Spotlight on Hate Crime Programme in Cumbria


Turning the Spotlight on Hate Crime Programme in Cumbria

As part of the ‘Turning the Spotlight on hate crime’ initiative  by the Cumbria Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, this is a holistic programme to help and support individuals who have been perpetrators of hate crime/incidents or are at risk of offending, to move away from prejudice-based offending behaviours.

Turning the Spotlight on Hate Crime Programme in Cumbria LogoThe programme tackles prejudice, reduces hate crime and hate incidents, and fosters good relations by helping individuals to reflect on actions and attitudes that harm people from diverse communities.

Referral on to the Programme 

We will receive referrals from any organisation/group or individual supporting people who perpetrate or are at risk of engaging in hate related behaviour.

Individual self-referrals are also welcome. Please call us on 01228-511115 if you need assistance in filling the referral forms. 

The referral forms are available Online. Please click here to dowload the referral forms and the completed forms must be submitted via secure e-mail at:


You can also send the referral form by post but please ensure you send it by registered post to AWAZ Cumbria: P.O Box 282, Carlisle, CA2 6WZ. 

To know more about Turning the Spotlight Programme referral process and standards click here.

Download an information leaflet by clicking here

 Each participant will:

  • Be assigned a mentor 
  • Have the chance to undertake accredited training
  • Gain valuable experience on placement with partner organisations
  • Be supported to work towards their own goals
  • If they wish, after successful completion, become an ambassador for the programme

What’s in it for the Participant?

Individually tailored programmes that support participants, to:

  • Understand hostility, prejudice & hate crime and the harm these behaviours and actions cause to individuals and communities
  • Respect diversity & value the dignity of people
  • Develop their skills & self esteem
  • Work with others in an open and supportive environment
  • Develop victim empathy and respect for human rights

Programme Outcomes

This programme will help the participants to have a better understanding of different types of communities across Cumbria and their diverse cultures, inequalities and strengths, with an introduction to tackling hate crime and reducing reoffending.

Victim empathy: knowing the impact of hate crime on victims, witnesses and their families.

Knowledge of the consequences of a hate crime conviction for a perpetrator.

Personal Development Plans

Individually tailored according to the training and development needs assessment of the participants


Each successful participant will receive a level 1 unit certificate with a unit credit value of 2 accredited by the National Open College Network (NOCN).   


This programe is jointly delivered by:

AWAZ Cumbria

Carlisle MENCAP

Cumbria Reducing Offending Partnership Trust (CROPT)

Cumbria Youth Alliance

OutREACH Cumbria

The Heathlands Project


The Turning the Spotlight on Hate Crime Programme is funded by the Cumbria office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Logo- Cumbria PCC

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