Consultation: Protecting Places of Worship
The Home Office have launched their new Protecting Places of Worship Consultation. This is a consultation on what steps should be taken to provide greater protection from hate crime for places of worship.
Freedom of worship is a cornerstone of British life. The government is committed to supporting their faith communities so that they are able to worship free from fear or abuse. Following consultation with religious leaders they have consistently heard that there is an important balance to strike between worshipping openly and without fear, and providing adequate security measures to protect worshippers.
The consultation is being carried out by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), on behalf of the Home Office. Responding to the consultation is entirely voluntary. This is open to individuals and organisations in England and Wales.
For more information, and to complete the questionnaire, please follow this link – www.gov.uk