Claire Seymour's pledges for the future of Dorset: #8

Building inclusive communities

In the last 5 years hate crimes have doubled. Tackling hate crimes motivated by hate, including online, needs increased engagement, representation, and focus on encouragement to report in order to move towards a more inclusive community.

I sit on the Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel for the Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner (before I decided to stand) as Dorset has one of the highest figures for stop search disproportionality.

If elected I will:

  • Continue to run and build on the scrutiny panels ensuring representation from all communities and set up a hate crime scrutiny panel
  • Work with (this list is not exhaustive) Dorset Race Equality Council, LGBTQ plus Dorset, Bourne Free, Mencap Diverse Abilities, MIND, CAMHS, Steps2Wellbeing
  • Improve appropriate and tailored communication with the community we serve.

The message will be clear: hate will not be tolerated in our communities.

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Claire's other pledges

Engaging to ensure wellbeing and protection of police officers, staff and police volunteers

Tackling Abuse

To protect the most vulnerable, support victims, and take action to prevent and stand up against all forms of domestic abuse, sexual violence and hate crime.

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Prevention and Early Intervention

Commitment to family and community based work focusing on empowering communities and investment in targeted youth interventions.

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Strong Partnership Working

Working in partnership to make Dorset a place where individuals, families and communities are able to live safe from crime, disorder and harm.

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