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Priority two

Building Confident and Cohesive Communities

Why this is a priority

Community Cohesion is vital to achieving a safer and more harmonious Rotherham. The multiple demonstrations and protests in the town since the publication of the Jay report has heightened community tensions as has a rise in incidents of hate crime, not all that are being reported.

Ongoing individual criminal trials concerning CSE offences and those involved in disturbances/public order may also give rise to further tensions.


Further information

Hate can be any incident or crime motivated by prejudice or hostility against a person’s race, religion or sexual orientation or because they are a disabled person or transgender person. Hate hurts. Report it and put a stop to it.

Modern slavery involves the movement or recruitment of individuals using threats, deception or other means for the purpose of exploitation including sexual exploitation, labour exploitation, domestic servitude or criminal activities. There is no typical victim of slavery – they can be men, women and children of all ages but it is normally more prevalent amongst the most vulnerable, minority or socially excluded groups. Find out what to look for and how to report it.

Restorative Justice gives the harmed person the chance to meet or communicate with the wrongdoers to explain the real impact of the crime – it empowers the harmed person by giving them a voice. It also holds wrongdoers to account for what they have done and helps them to take responsibility and make amends. Find out about Community Justice Panels.

Preventing terrorism We all have a role in preventing terrorism. Across the country, people from all faiths and backgrounds are standing together to tackle terrorism. By making sure we each know how to recognise the signs and know what action to take, we can work together to prevent acts of terrorism.

Working with communities – How the Safer Rotherham Partnership works together with community groups and organisations to achieve our priorities.