Two specific outputs are required:
Recommendations to address the key barriers to reporting homophobic and transphobic hate crime in Cleveland. This should include consideration of the use of third party reporting centres
It is expected that this will involve:
- an element of desk research, reviewing existing material on the subject (national and local);
- interviews with key voluntary organisations (GADD, Hart Gables, Teesside Positive Action and others, as appropriate)
- an element of outreach within the community, including those involved in organising Middlesbrough Pride.
- interviews with key individuals in relevant agencies where necessary to understand current practice (around e.g. third party reporting centres)
A communications strategy, based on the findings above, to enable the results of this work to be widely communicated across the community and to increase community confidence in reporting hate crime.