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Success factors for turning good intentions into positive outcomes

The research captures the experience and expertise of over 200 policy makers and practitioners, from across Great Britain.

These experts identified what they thought the key barriers and success factors were in taking action on targeted harassment. Specific details of these findings are provided in chapters 4 to 9 of the report. The following list summarises the most common success factors that these experts highlighted.

Prevention success factors:

  • Work to tackle prejudice and promote understanding, especially with young people
  • Intervene early and demonstrate that targeted harassment will not be tolerated
  • Work with partners and involve local people

Reporting success factors:

  • Ensure action is taken when incidents are reported
  • Have a range of accessible and safe methods for reporting
  • Work with partners to build the confidence and trust of local people in the value of reporting

Recording success factors:

  • Ensure there are procedures and processes in place for recording targeted harassment
  • Monitor and analyse recorded incidents
  • Work with partners to record incidents in the same way and share data

Victim support success factors:

  • Do not apply a 'one size fits all' approach. Assess and respond to individual victim needs
  • Ensure there are procedures and processes in place to work with partners to manage individual cases
  • Follow up and feedback to victims

Work with perpetrator success factors:

  • Do not apply a 'one size fits all' approach. Assess and respond to individual perpetrator behaviour or circumstances
  • Intervene early to investigate and take appropriate action
  • Work with partners to be able to apply a range of methods to work with perpetrators

Last updated: 14 Apr 2016