This report is the result of a mapping and scoping exercise of Third Party Reporting Centres (TRPCs) in Scotland conducted by SCLD. This exercise was carried out to help find out whether or not Third Party Reporting Centres are working as they should.
What are Third Party Reporting Centres (TSPCs)?
Hate crime is known to disproportionately affect people with learning disabilities and it is also known to be significantly underreported. People do not always feel comfortable reporting hate crimes directly to the Police.
To overcome this, Police Scotland work in partnership with various public sector and third sector organisations to provide safe and private spaces for people to report hate crimes.
These spaces are called Third Party Reporting Centres (TPRCs). TPRCs exist as a means for people to report hate crime(s) anonymously.
The aim of this report was to ascertain whether those places listed as TRPCs on the Police Scotland website still considered themselves to be fulfilling this role, and if so how hate crime reporting was handled by staff. The report also sought to understand the extend to which listed TRPCs understood the differences between hate crime and gender based violence.
We hope that this report will provide the basis for informed discussions with Police Scotland and other agencies about the provision of Third Party Reporting Centres and ensuring that it contributes to choice and control and to tackling hate crime.
Read the full report: Hate Crime and Third Party Reporting Centres
Read the key findings: Hate Crime and Third Party Reporting Centres (Key findings)
Read an easy read summary: Hate Crime and Third Party Reporting Centres (Easy read)
To find out more about the mapping and scoping exercise, please contact Catriona Rowley by calling 0141 248 3733 or by emailing Catriona.R@scld.co.uk
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