National Organisations in the UK
Useful website links and information on Hate Crime
Telephone: 0300 123 2220 (Available during office hours 9.00 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday) Calls to this number are charged at the standard call rate from anywhere in the UK including mobile phones.
24 Hour emergency advice line: 07799 903 929 (Please leave a message explaining the nature of your concern and you will be phoned back)
Witnessed a Hate Crime?
If you have witnessed a Hate Crime you may be asked to go to court as a witness. Going to court: a step by step guide to being a witness should give you all the information you need to know about the process.
The Safer and Stronger Communities Partnership of Sefton Council have produced two informative films on how Hate Crime is being tackled in Sefton and the support available to witnesses of Hate Crimes.
Internet Hate Crime
UK Safer Internet Centre is an awareness centre and a helpline co-funded by European Commission’s Safer internet program. The Safer Internet Centre provides help and support for professionals working with children and young people in the UK with any online safety issues they may face themselves or with children in their care.
Support is also reported with all aspects of digital and online issues such as those which occur on social networking sites, cyber-bullying, sexting, online gaming, and child protection online. The Helpline (0844 381 4772) aims to resolve issues professionals face about themselves, such as protecting professional identity and reputation, as well as young people in relation to online safety.
Disability and Mental Health
Mencap Specialise in helping those with learning disabilities lead fulfilling lives. Call Mencap direct on 0300 333 4444 to find Mencap services near you, or check out their Website for resources and campaigns.
Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller
Anti-Semitic Hate Crime
You can contact the CST if you are the victim of an antisemitic incident or you have information regarding an antisemitic incident that happened to somebody else. The CST has a dedicated team that deals with antisemitic incidents and provides victim support while respecting your confidentiality at all times. The CST can liaise with the Police and other bodies to help ensure that any incident is dealt with properly. If you do not want to contact the Police directly, CST can do so on your behalf as a ‘Third Party Reporter’.
Rainbow Migration Charity that promotes equality and dignity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people who seek asylum in the UK, or who wish to immigrate here to be with their partner.
LGBT Foundation An organisation delivering community, advice, health, and support services to lesbian, gay and bisexual people in the UK. To reach their helpline, call 0345 3 30 30 30(local call rate), 10am-10pm (Staffed), 10pm-10am (automated system).
Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes
Phone MAMA on 0800 456 1226
Text MAMA on 01157070007
Email MAMA at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tweet MAMA @tellmamauk
Other Support and Advice
Samaritans A national charity providing confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. You can visit their website or call them on 08457 90 90 90.
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