Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act Info Sheet for Youth Workers

This document seeks to provide information on the changes to Hate Crime legislation brought about by the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021, which was commenced on 1st April 2024.

This can be used by youth work practitioners to decide how they wish to address it with any young people they work with who may have an interest or are affected by the new legislation.

Please note this is not a full description of the Act but a summary of key points.

The document will go through:

1. What do we mean by Hate Crime
2. A brief background to the Act
3. What changes have been made
4. Hate Crime Strategy aims

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