Organised by Greater London Authority on January 12th 2021, the purpose of the event was to engage with East and Southeast Asian community groups and leaders to explore the rise in hate crime, racism and Sinophobia in the UK.
Deputy Mayor Sophie Linden opened the event, outlining the importance of tackling hate crime and engaging with communities. This followed with a discussion on experiences and an update from the Metropolitan Police Service.
As well as the Deputy Mayor, participants included the Mayor of London Community Engagement Team, Metropolitan Police Service Representatives and East and Southeast Asian community leaders.
Community leaders shared their experiences and suggestions around community concerns, policing, CPS, third party reporting, hate crime education, and funding. UKFCP Introduced virtual third party reporting to the Deputy Mayor of London and raised awareness of the importance of third party reporting in order to close communication gaps between the government and communities and ensure the safeguarding of those communities.
The Deputy Mayor was invited by our chair and was asked if she would welcome and support the idea of setting up third party reporting system in London and that London
Chinese Professionals (LCP) hopes to share successful examples and help with development of third party reporting for London as other wonderful organisations are also looking to create more new TPR centres.
Follow up has been looked into by our community outreach team, which recently updated our national support centre's priorities according to the dynamic situation on community needs.
Stronger collaboration with Police Scotland
We have been working closely with Police Scotland to raise the awareness of scams amongst our communities especially young people who are often isolated from their families which is further exacerbated by Covid-19 restrictions. In addition to our outreach work, we are currently developing the second set of promotional materials to share across Scotland.