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.
- Race or Religion
- Gypsy and Traveller
- Sexual Orientation
- Domestic Abuse
- Bullying and Cyber-Bullying
- Alternative Sub-cultures
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
Citizens Advice Bureau
If you have information about people who commit hate crimes and do not want to talk to the police, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously. You do not have to give your name, you will never have to give a statement to police, or go to court.
Equality Advisory Support Service
Equality Commission Northern Ireland
7 - 9 Shaftesbury Square
Stop Hate UK
PO Box 484
UK Safer Internet Centre
The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three charities that aim to make the Internet a safer place for children and young people. They have lots of online safety tips, advice and resources
56 – 60 Hallam Street
Victim Support Northern Ireland
Annsgate House, 3rd Floor
70/74 Ann Street
- 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
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
- Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (FFLAG)
- Lesbian and Gay Foundation
- Schools Out!
- Age UK
- Ann Craft Trust
- Leonard Cheshire Disability
- MS Society
- National AIDS Trust
- Royal National Institute for the Blind
- Royal National Institute for the Deaf
- UK Disabled People's Council
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.