We have recently run a number of very successful sessions with Richard Miles and Paul Marshall, Community Engagement Officers for the police in Sunderland, on living safely in the UK and reporting hate crime. The sessions were open ended with many opportunities to ask questions afterwards and a good relationship was established between the officers and the asylum seeker community.
We had the help of volunteer interpreters from FODI for the Arabic, Farsi, Amharic, Tigrinyan, Oromo and Kurdish communities . We were grateful to receive an Awards for All grant as part of the BME network series of sessions regarding education, crime prevention etc. and this money has been used to translate the accompanying notes and printing these guides to put into the asylum seeker houses’ welcome packs. The PDF versions of these are available for here for anyone to download.