Pan-London Hate Crime Stakeholder Reference Group

The Hate Crime Stakeholder Reference Group (SRG) is an independent, non-statutory led body, set up to ensure key stakeholders have a voice in how effectively statutory partners deliver their response to hate crime. The SRG functions as a forum to address emerging and systemic issues.

Members include organisations working to address hate crime in London and individuals from communities targeted by hate crime. The broad range of stakeholders have a strong voice in the Metropolitan Police Service’s (MPS) and Mayors Office for Policing and Crime’s (MOPAC) governance and decision-making structures for hate crime.

Background and context:

The SRG was initially established as an open and informal group comprising a broad range of stakeholders. It met twice in 2021 and again in March 2022, convened by MOPAC.

Equally Ours is appointed to coordinate the SRG Group for the next two years. Our role is to support the group to build on previous systems of engaging stakeholders by enabling an independent structure, led by those with expertise and lived experience.

For more information, you can download the SRG membership and governance structure here (pdf) and the Terms of reference here (pdf).

Upcoming meetings and events

Stakeholder Reference Group meetings:
Monday 10 June 2024 at 2-4pm
Tuesday 10 September 2024 at 2-4pm 
Tuesday 3 December 2024 at 2-4pm
(with optional 30 minutes online networking after each meeting) 

Steering Group meetings:
Tuesday 16 April 2024 at 2-3:30pm
Tuesday 16 July 2024 at 2-3:30pm
Tuesday 8 October 2024 at 2-3:30pm

Notes from past meetings

Notes from past meeting will be linked here.

How to get involved

The SRG has a tiered membership structure.

Stakeholder Reference Group member organisations: Open to organisations and groups of all sizes and structures working to address hate crime in London through; support to victims of hate crime; policy; prevention; awareness-raising; evidence gathering; reporting and more.

This tier includes organisations representing communities directly affected by hate crime, community groups, civil society organisations and statutory bodies.

Stakeholder Reference Group associate members: Open to the wider community of stakeholders that are not representing an organisation but have a range of expertise on hate crime in London. For example, individuals with lived experience or expertise, academics and professionals, and individuals with an interest in preventing hate crime and improving services in London.

Thinking of joining the SRG? Express your interest by emailing us at

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