External Support, Advice and Guidance
- Samaritans - You can call for free on 116 123 for non-judgemental emotional support 24/7, regardless of what you’re going through. You can also email them at email@example.com.
- Stop Hate UK - Stop Hate UK works to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity. They provide independent, confidential and accessible reporting and support for victims, witnesses and third parties.
- SARI - A charity focused on supporting victims of hate crimes and racist incident. They have trained caseworks who can offer you support. You can call them at 0117 942 0060 or fill out an online form.
- SupportLine - A charity providing information and emotional support by phone and email for high risk and more vulnerable or isolated groups in society.
- TogetherAll - An anonymous 24/7 online global community with support from trained professionals which you can log onto using your university email address.
- True Vision offers guidance on reporting hate crime and hate incidents. If you do not wish to talk to anyone in person about the incident or wish to remain anonymous there is an online form for reporting hate crime; you can report non-crime hate incidents to the police to try and prevent any escalation in seriousness. They also have a list of organisations that can offer support. True Vision also provide further information on internet hate crime.
Race and Religious Hate Crime
- Tell MAMA: a portal where you may address your concerns and record any incident that you experience as a result of your Muslim faith or someone perceiving you to be Muslim. By using their ‘Submit a Report‘ section, you can describe the details of any abuse suffered, whether verbal or physical, and then add in the location of the attack so that they can effectively map incidents across England. They can also refer you for support through partner agencies if you have been a victim of an Anti-Muslim incident. Tell MAMA on 0800 456 1226, or via WhatsApp 0734 184 6086
- Community Security Trust (CST) is a charity that offers support and advice to British Jews who have faced antisemitism. You can report an antisemitic incident via their online reporting form. Their national emergency helpline is available 24 hours - 0800 032 3263.
- The Chinese Information and Advice Centre in Chinatown, London has a service to support people to report hate crime. You can drop-in to the service, Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm. Or call 0300 201 1868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Advice and Guidance
- Citizens Advice on Racist and Religious Hate Crime. Citizens Advice provides further information on racist and religious hate crime.
- CPS Policy on Prosecuting Racist & Religious Hate crimes. The Crown Prosecuting Service sets out their policy and provides further information.
Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Crime
- Switchboard - A charity providing an LGBT+ helpline via phone, online chat, or email to get emotional support.
- Galop: advice and support to people who have experienced hate crimes, biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse – 020 7704 2040.
- Mermaids support children and young people up to 20 years old who are transgender and/or gender diverse, their families, and professionals involved in their care. Their helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9am - 9pm. Times may vary on bank holidays - 0808 801 0400.
- Gendered Intelligence’s Support Line offers independent and confidential support to trans and non-binary patients (and their families) undergoing the NHS gender care waiting list and assessment process. They are open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 2-7pm; and Wednesday and Friday 10-3pm. Call them on 0330 3559 678 or email SupportLine@GenderedIntelligence.co.uk
Advice and Guidance
- Citizens Advice on Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Crime. Citizens Advice provides further information on homophobic and transphobic hate crime.
- CPS policy on Prosecuting Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Crimes. The Crown Prosecuting Service sets out their policy and provides further information.
Disability Hate Crime
- Real disability action against hate crime: Real is a registered third party reporting centre to assist those who’ve experienced disability related hate incidents. They can explain all the reporting options available to you, so you are in control of the choices you make – 020 7001 2177, email email@example.com
- Citizens Advice on Disability Hate Crime. Citizens Advice provides further information on disability related hate crime.
- CPS policy on prosecuting Disability Hate Crimes. The Crown Prosecuting Service sets out their policy and provides further information.