It’s time for young people to Call Hate Out.
Here at Stop Hate UK, we are very excited to announce the launch of a new Hate Crime helpline to provide a confidential 24-hr support service for young people, under the age of 18, experiencing or witnessing Hate Crime.
Whilst we are no strangers to supporting this age group, we feel that the time is right to launch a dedicated service for those 18 years and under and, thanks to support from the Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) project, we are now ideally placed to launch the service to a much bigger geographical area.
The new helpline service – Call Hate Out™ – will launch in brand new areas for us but will also be an additional service for all the 20+ existing helpline areas and organisations, providing an exciting enhancement to better support areas with their own Hate Crime portfolio and strategy. The new areas in which Call Hate Out will operate are West and South Yorkshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.
So, any young person in these areas who is a target or witness of a Hate Crime will have access to a service that will listen, provide advice and support and help explore what to do next.
Our Chief Executive, Rose Simkins, said; “This is a long-term commitment from Stop Hate UK and we hope it will help more young people get the support and advice they need.
Hate Crime can happen anywhere and we know there has been a big increase in online Hate, so Call Hate Out will provide young people with all the relevant online methods and platforms to report Hate Crime and get the help they need.
Our long-term vision for Call Hate Out is to add even more resources to support and grow this vital work.”
Other parts of the BSBT project also sees us working in a collaborative partnership with The National Holocaust Centre, to educate 42 regional schools about the Holocaust and how to tackle anti-Semitism in today’s society.
For more information on the Call Hate Out service, including information about how you can get it in your area, or any other of Stop Hate UK’s work just contact firstname.lastname@example.org