SARI is a service user/community-oriented agency that provides support and advice to victims of hate, and promotes equality and good relations between people with protected characteristics as defined by law. Most SARI staff have some direct experience of dealing with hate motivated behaviour and all staff have a clear understanding of and commitment to the objectives of SARI. The Board of Trustees, most of whom have personal experience of hate crime and inequality, are responsible for approving SARI’s working policies and procedures.
SARI employs a total of around 25 staff; our single largest activity is casework. In design, this service primarily supports victims of hate crime, but also works with children, young people and schools, providing support to pupils facing racist and other hate incidents in and around schools. We also deliver anti-hate based behaviour and cultural awareness sessions to pupils and school staff. Our work also extends to perpetrators and young offenders.