In Dudley it is recognised that Community Cohesion is vital for the maintenance of a safe and peaceful community where:
People interact and engage with each other in a positive way
People are committed to what we have in common rather than focusing on things that make us different
Mutual respect, fairness and justice are actively sought
COMMUNITY COHESION AND HATE CRIME STRATEGY
Dudley’s Community Cohesion and Hate Crime Strategy aims to illustrate how partners will work together in order to retain high levels of community cohesion across the borough whilst identifying and responding to any arising tensions. It demonstrates how Dudley will continue to work to further reduce the incidence of hate crime, improve reporting and increase support for those affected.
The strategy is due to be reviewed and as part of this process we wish to consult with people who live, work or volunteer within the borough, in order to identify what they feel should be included in this strategy and in addition to communities how they can support the work of the partnership in these areas of work.
The current strategy is available to read below. After reading it we would appreciate your responses to a few questions.
A short survey can be completed at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BXRKRB2
COMMUNITY TENSION MONITORING FORM
Use this form to identify and report community tensions.
DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES
LIVING IN DUDLEY BOROUGH
Everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect and everyone should have an opportunity to achieve their potential.
To allow residents and communities to integrate within Dudley we want to ensure that all communities and residents living in the borough are aware how to access services available to them and are also aware of the expectations of them, both culturally within our local communities and legally.
Living In Dudley Borough includes information for residents that are new to the borough in relation to housing, health, education, staying safe and the law, in addition to signposting to various community information and services.
For educational resources and session plans please visit: https://www.dudleysafeandsound.org/educationalresources
DUDLEY'S COMMUNITY COHESION AND HATE CRIME STRATEGY
RESILIENCE AND EMERGENCY PLANNING
The Civil Contingencies Act places a duty on local authorities to give advice to the public in order that they may prepare themselves for an emergency situation.
In order to ensure that the Council comply with this the Resilience & Emergency Planning section have produced a booklet which is available to download to advise people how to prepare for these situations.
Everyone should be aware that emergencies can affect individuals, families and communities without warning. The Council and Government ask all members of the community to be aware of the possibility of emergencies occurring within the locality of their homes, workplace, educational establishments or within their social activities.
For more information please visit: https://www.dudley.gov.uk/council-community/emergencies/public-advice/