REPORT Hate Crime

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Welcome to the REPORT Hate Crime and get advice and support page

Where possible we encourage people to report directly to the Police in the first instance as they are best positioned to be able to respond (especially to emergency situations). If it is not an emergency and you don’t want to report to the police you could contact your local authority – and if you don’t want to speak to them we have listed a number of sites/organisations below that you can speak to for advice and support.

17-24-30 accepts no responsibility for the content and views expressed on these sites.

1. Police

In an emergency always call the Police on 999

  • If it is not an emergency then you can report to the Police on 101.
  • You can also report to the police on-line via the True Vision website.
  • In Scotland you can report hate crime via the Police Scotland website.
  • On trains you can text the British Transport Police on 61016.

2. Local authority

Most local authorities have Community Safety departments with officers who will deal with anti-social behaviour, hate crime and domestic violence.

Local authorities, as a key partner of local Community Safety Partnerships, should include hate crime in their plans for working with local partners such as the police to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

3. Third Party Independent Organisations

We understand that it is sometimes difficult to go to the police about hate crime. If you are a victim of hate crime or know someone who is, there are various support agencies in place to support and offer guidance.

We have organised this section into the following categories;

  • General
  • Race or Religion
  • Gypsy and Traveller
  • Asylum and Refugee
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Transgender
  • Disability
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Alternative Sub-cultures

General

ChildLine

ChildLine is the UK’s free 24 hour counselling service for children and young people, available by phone on 0800 1111 and online at www.childline.org.uk.

ChildLine deals with any issues which cause distress or concern to children and young people including child abuse, bullying, self harm, substance misuse, parental separation and pregnancy. The website also provides help, support and advice on a large range of topics which are a concern to children and young people.

ChildLine Advice packs

Sexual Orientation

Domestic Violence

Bullying

Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureaus provide free, confidential and independent advice from over 3,000 locations including in bureaus, GP surgeries, hospitals, colleges, prisons and courts. Advice is available face-to-face and by telephone. Most bureaus offer home visits and some also provide email advice.

Visit the website at www.citizensadvice.org.uk for details of your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

Crimestoppers

Crimestoppers is an independent charity helping to find criminals and help solve crimes. They have a phoneline you can call to pass on information about crime anonymously; alternatively you can send us information anonymously via this website, using their Giving Information Form. Callers don’t have to give their name or any personal information and calls cannot be traced.

Website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Telephone: 0800 555 111

Equality Advisory Support Service

The EASS has a Helpline to give information and guidance on discrimination and human rights issues. The service is free and fully accessible by phone, email, fax, post, video link for those who wish use BSL and has access to advocacy services for those with mental ill health and people with a learning disability. Chat facilities will also be launched soon.

http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com

Equality & Human Rights Commission

Website: www.equalityhumanrights.com

Equality and Human Rights Commission Helpline Wales
Freepost RRLR-UEYB-UYZL
3rd Floor
3 Callaghan Square
Cardiff
CF10 5BT

0845 604 8810 – Wales main number. Open Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm.
0845 604 8820 – Wales textphone
0845 604 8830 – Wales fax

Email: waleshelpline@equalityhumanrights.com

Equality Commission Northern Ireland

The Commission’s duties and functions include working towards the elimination of discrimination and overseeing the implementation and effectiveness of the statutory duty on public authorities to promote equality and good relations. The Commission is also responsible for promoting awareness of and enforcing anti-discrimination law on the grounds of age, disability, race, sex (including marital and civil partner status, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity), sexual orientation, religious belief and political opinion.

Website: www.equalityni.org

Equality House
7 – 9 Shaftesbury Square
Belfast
BT2 7DP

028 90 890 890 – Helpline
028 90 500 589 – Textphone
028 90 248 687 – Fax

Email: information@equalityni.org

Stop Hate UK

Stop Hate UK is a charity that provides independent and confidential support to people affected by Hate Crime.  They provide confidential Hate Crime reporting services in various areas of the UK, including a 24 hour helpline.

Please check their list of areas carefully before calling.

Website: www.stophateuk.org

Stop Hate UK
PO Box 484
Leeds
LS7 9BZ

0800 138 1625 – 24 hour helpine

0113 341 0396 – Fax
07717 989 025 – Text

Email: talk@stophateuk.org

SupportLine

SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly aimed at those who are socially isolated, vulnerable, at risk groups and victims of any form of abuse.

Website: www.supportline.org.uk

Telephone: 01708 765200

Email: info@supportline.org.uk

Victim Support

Victim Support is the national charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected. They are not a government agency or part of the police and you don’t have to report a crime to the police to get their help. You can call any time after the crime has happened, whether it was yesterday, last week or several years ago.

Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk

Hallam House
56 – 60 Hallam Street
London
W1W 6JL

0845 30 30 900 – Victim Supportline

Email: supportline@victimsupport.org.uk

Victim Support Northern Ireland

Victim Support Northern Ireland is the charity which helps people affected by crime. They offer a free and confidential service, whether or not a crime has been reported. They are an independent organisation – not part of the police, courts or any other criminal justice agency.

Website: www.victimsupportni.co.uk

Central Office
Annsgate House, 3rd Floor
70/74 Ann Street
Belfast
BT1 4EH

Telephone: 028 9024 4039

Email: info@victimsupportni.org.uk

Race and Religion

The Community Security Trust (National Organisation for Jewish victims)

TELL MAMA (National Organisation for Muslim Victims)

Forum Against Islamophobia and Racism (FAIR)

The Monitoring Group

National Assembly Against Racism

Southall Black Sisters

Gypsy and Traveler

Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT)

The Gypsy Council

Irish Traveller Movement in Britain

Asylum and Refugee

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

Refugee Action

Refugee Council

Welsh Refugee Council

Sexual Orientation

Albert Kennedy Trust

Broken Rainbow

Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (FFLAG)

Galop

Lesbian and Gay Foundation

Switchboard LGBT

REGARD

Safra Project

Schools Out!

Stonewall

Transgender

Galop

The Gender Trust

GIRES

Mermaids

Press for Change

REGARD

Disability

Age UK

Ann Craft Trust

Leonard Cheshire Disability

Mencap

Mind

MS Society

National AIDS Trust

RADAR

REGARD

Respond

Royal National Institute for the Blind

Royal National Institute for the Deaf

Scope

UK Disabled People’s Council

Alternative Sub-Cultures

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation can offer support and advice to individuals suffering abuse  because of their lifestyle or cultural interests. They can also support schools and clubs in building safer environments for all.

http://www.sophielancasterfoundation.com/

https://www.facebook.com/thesophielancasterfoundation

https://twitter.com/sophie_charity

Domestic Abuse

Broken Rainbow

Counselling Directory

IMKAAN

Jewish Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid

Bullying

Anti Bullying Network

Bullying UK

ChildLine

Counselling Directory

GIRES

Kidscape

NSPCC