Each partner promotes an environment that respects diversity, challenges discrimination and actively encourages the reporting of hate incidents. They actively participate in the support of a victim using appropriate means, which might include an inter-agency response to hate incidents reported.
Partners involved in the work include: Central Scotland Police; Central Scotland Fire & Rescue Service; Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling local authorities; NHS Forth Valley; Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service; Victim Support; Central Scotland Racial Equality Council; Stirling University; and, Forth Valley College.
The MAHRS partnership is opposed to all forms of hate incident. Each partner is fully committed to taking all steps within its power to identify and eliminate hate incidents.
Individuals who become victims of intimidation, harassment or physical assault because of prejudice relating to race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity will be the focus of the Multi-Agency Hate Response Strategy (MAHRS).
The partnership will focus on five strands of diversity - race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity - which can all be the subject of hate crime. Previously partners were involved in the Racial Attacks and Harassment Multi-Agency Strategy, which focused solely on racist incidents.
The response by partners in Forth Valley to incidents aggravated by hatred is to be enhanced through a new three-year strategy aimed at making communities safer.
If you have any concerns please talk to a member of staff.
Forth Valley NHS Diversity Calendar 2012(pdf, 6.3mb)