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Hate crime

A hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards an aspect of a person's identity or perceived identity, mainly involving race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. For more information on hate crimes, visit the Crown Prosecution Service North East website.

Report it! Get Supported!

Telling someone about your concerns can be a first step to getting the right information and support. We will support you even if you don’t want to progress any concern formally either with the University or the Police. If you wish to remain anonymous you can do so using the on-line reporting tool.

You can report an incident or a concern directly to:

You can report an incident or a concern in person, directly to a University Safeguarding Officer


Our staff will listen to your concerns and connect you with the support and guidance you need. We will always treat your concerns in confidence. We will discuss with you if we need to share information with others. Please see our confidentiality policy for more information.

External Support

Stop Hate UK

Stop Hate UK is one of the leading national organisations working to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity. Stop Hate UK provides independent, confidential and accessible reporting and support for victims, witnesses and third parties.

Website: https://www.stophateuk.org/
0800 138 1625 - 24 hour helpline
07717 989 025 - Text

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.

0808 16 89 111 - Victim Supportline
Email: supportline@victimsupport.org.uk


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: https://www.supportline.org.uk/
Telephone: 01708 765200
Email: info@supportline.org.uk

True Vision: report hate crime online

The online reporting facility has been developed so that you can report hate crimes online, if you do not want to report directly to the police. The police take hate crime very seriously and will record and investigate this offence even if you do not want to give your details. However, you must note that the investigation and ability to prosecute the offender(s) is severely limited if the police cannot contact you.

Website https://www.report-it.org.uk/your_police_force

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 https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ for details of your local 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.

Website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Telephone: 0800 555 111 (free to call)


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.

EASS helpline - 0808 800 0082
Textphone: 0808 800 0084
Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm
Saturday, 10am to 2pm
Website http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/

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