The Zero Tolerance to Hate Crime Pledge

Hate crime can harm the very core of someone’s identity and whilst this may often be committed through ignorance it can also be associated with inherent hostility and prejudice.

About the campaign

Zero-tolerance to hate crimeThe ‘Zero Tolerance to Hate Crime’ campaign was formally launched during the national Hate Crime Awareness Week in October 2016 with the twitter feed #ZeroTolerance2Hate. This followed the collation of ideas and concerns from a representative group of different minority communities which expressed feelings of disharmony and unrest after the Brexit result where a spike in hate crimes was reported. From the feedback gathered Devon and Cornwall police designed the brand and materials leading to the launch of the ‘Zero Tolerance to Hate Crime’ campaign.

Organisations can pledge their support for the campaign which will send a powerful message to our communities promoting respect for all and the zero tolerance for any incidents of ‘hate’. Organisations who pledge their support will also be illustrating their desire to promote and adopt the principles behind Equality and Human Rights legislation.

Where a public sector organisation signs the pledge this will assist in fulfilling obligations under the Public Sector General Duty - Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 which protects people from discrimination and harassment. 

In summary, those subject to the equality duty must have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other prohibited conduct.
  • Advance equality of opportunity.
  • Foster good relations between people.

Please complete the pledge below to show your support

Once received you will be sent an email receipt so that you can collect a ‘Zero Tolerance to Hate Crime’ pack which includes a variety of posters and stickers.

Alternatively you will be able to download the posters and the logo, which can be placed on your website, from the 'Thank you for signing the pledge page'.

A list of the collection points across Devon are listed below:

If you need any assistance with or details about the collection pack or campaign pledge please e-mail leaving a contact name and phone number’

Please use twitter to follow and show your support: #ZeroTolerance2Hate.

We will keep you updated with any news on the development of the campaign via e-mail or Twitter.

If you are interested in finding out more information about being considered as a third party reporting centre then please contact:


Zero Tolerance to Hate Crime pledge

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