Racial Discrimination and Hate Harassment in Housing

This course provides an overview of anti-discrimination legislation and strategies for dealing with racial and hate crimes, discrimination and harassment in a social and private sector housing context. It uses the new Equalities legislation as a base for understanding the concept of hate crimes, based on a wide variety of actual and perceived characteristics which are now protected by law.

Course contains:

  • What is racial discrimination?
  • What are protected personal characteristics?
  • How to identify and clarify unlawful racial discrimination and hate harassment in housing
  • An overview of relevant anti-discrimination legislation including the new Equalities Act, which came into effect in April 2011
  • Strategies for dealing with racial discrimination and harassment in a social and private sector housing context, using remedies and strategies to provide short and long-term responses
  • Using the new legal remedies for antisocial behaviour in an effective way
  • Understanding how to build a case that can succeed
  • The use and tactics of the Protection from Harassment Act
  • Building a working relationship with the Police and community

Suitable for:

Housing officers, managers and advisers in the social and private housing sector.  

CPD hours 5