Prejudice Incident Reporting

 

Prejudice & Discrimination Reporting

We aspire to be the best Council in Scotland. There is no place for prejudice, discrimination, harassment or hate crime in Aberdeenshire.

What is Prejudice & Discrimination?

It is against the law to discriminate, harass, show bad attitudes towards someone or certain people, or to commit hate crime against certain people due to any of the following reasons – Age, Disability,

Gender (female/male), Race, Gender Re-Assignment, Marriage & Civil

Partnership, Pregnancy & Maternity, Religion or Belief, or Sexual Orientation. UK equality law refers to these as "Protected Characteristics".

For example, X is treated unfairly because she has a disability or Y is bullied because people think that he is gay or Z is sacked because his partner is a Muslim.

What to Do

If you experience or witness discrimination, harassment or prejudice due to any of the above protected characteristics - then report it.

An incident could take place at work, school, in the street, in the shops, in a pub or in fact anywhere within Aberdeenshire. It is important that incidents are reported so that appropriate action can be taken to prevent such unacceptable behaviour from happening again. 

Prejudice and discrimination incidents can be reported at any Aberdeenshire Council office or to the Police.

When to Use a PDR Form

The Prejudice and Discrimination Reporting form can be used to report behaviour such as, but is not restricted to:

  • offensive language
  • threatening behaviour
  • physical violence
  • abusive text messages, emails or comments on social media
  • spreading rumours, being ignored or excluded
  • having belongings stolen or damaged, based on having one or more of the protected characteristics

Confidentiality

All information provided and contained within the Prejudice and Discrimination Reporting form is strictly confidential and will only be shared with another agency if:

  • the victim requests this
  • the law requires it
  • there is an overriding public interest

Before You Complete the Form!

If you believe you, or another person are in danger, it is recommended that the incident is reported directly to the Police. Call 101 for non-emergencies, or 999 for emergencies.

If you think you or another have been a victim of a hate crime, it is recommended that you either report the crime directly to the Police, or report it to a third party reporting site.

Where to Find the PDR form

You can download Prejudice & Discrimination Reporting form below:

Prejudice & Discrimination Reporting Form

Paper copies of the form are also available if you prefer.

Completed forms to be sent to equalities@aberdeenshire.gov.uk with PDR in the subject line or post to Equalities Team, Aberdeenshire Council, Business Services, Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB. Please mark the envelope ‘private and confidential’.

If you require any further advice please contact the equalities Team by emailing equalities@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or telephone 01467 539942

 

 

 

 

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