Bedfordshire Police Cadets and TOKKO are working together to recruit young people to be Hate Crime Ambassadors (15-20 young people). These Hate Crime Ambassadors work in groups under the guidance of a professional youth worker from TOKKO and the Hate Crime tactical lead for Bedfordshire.
The young ambassadors have received up to date training on Hate Crime and in particular the 5 different strands: Disability; Gender Identity; Religion, Faith or Belief; Sexual Orientation and Race, Ethnicity or Nationality.
The young ambassadors then deliver educational Hate Crime workshops in local schools, youth clubs, faith groups and any other young person’s group in Luton. The young ambassadors rotate to experience delivering the different topics.
Young People (12-16) wanting to gain further knowledge and understanding around Hate Crime and disseminate to their peers.
Fortnightly on Wednesday evenings and additional adhoc events.
Key partners / funders
Anna Butterworth – Youth Worker
Project Case Study 1
Usman Ahmed is the Head Cadet for the Luton Bedfordshire Police Cadet section, as Head Cadet he has been involved is running the sessions with other professionals as well as supporting the Hate Crime Ambassadors Project. Usman also does work experience at TOKKO, this allows him to work on the Project and link his development into his course at Luton 6th form.
Usman – “Doing work experience here allows me to learn the core values of TOKKO and gives me time to come up new ideas on what to do during Hate Crime Ambassador Sessions from different ways of teaching the 5 strands to working out how to do outreach to help spread awareness.”