Organisations that can help

 
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.

Useful Links

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 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
 
0808 16 89 111 - 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
 

Your local authority

Local authorities, as a key partner of local Community Safety Partnerships, often include hate crime in their plans for working with local partners such as the police to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.
 
Contact details for your local authority can be found on the Directgov website
 

Race or 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
MuslimLine
National Assembly Against Racism
Southall Black Sisters

Gypsy and Traveller

Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT)
The Traveller Movement
 
Wales
Unity Project All Wales Helpline: 01646 686139
Travelling Ahead (Wales)

Asylum and Refugee

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
Refugee Action
Refugee Council
Welsh Refugee Council

Sexual Orientation

The Stop LGBT Hate Crime Helpine is a 24/7 Telephone Helpline covering England, Wales and Scotland. The can be contacted by telephone on 0808 801 0661

Albert Kennedy Trust
Broken Rainbow
Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (FFLAG)
Galop
IMAAN
Lesbian and Gay Foundation
London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
PACE
REGARD
Safra Project
Schools Out!
Stonewall

Transgender

The Stop LGBT Hate Crime Helpine is a 24/7 Telephone Helpline covering England, Wales and Scotland. The can be contacted by telephone on 0808 801 0661

Galop
The Gender Trust
GIRES 
IMAAN
Mermaids
Press for Change
REGARD

Disability

Age UK
Ann Craft Trust
DIAL
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  becuase of their lifestyle or cultural interests. They can also support schools and clubs in building safer enviroments 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

Information about bullying

The students of Ms Clark's class at the Monument Charter School in the United States have been researching material to help reduce bullying. They want to share a resource with you that they found helpful. It is based in the USA, but has links to many helpful sites.

Thanks to the whole class for helping us and you can find the page by clicking here

(ACPO can not be responsible for the content of external websites)

Sorry to hear that bullying is a problem for you too, but it's good that we can help each other, even across the Atlantic.

Stay safe and best wishes from the Police in the United Kingdom