Have you been affected by hate crime?
Citizens Advice Bournemouth & Poole recently received funding from M&C Saatchi to run a hate crimes campaign and offer a hate crime reporting service to the public.
What is hate crime?
A hate crime is any offence motivated by hostility or prejudice against someone because of their actual or perceived:
- Transgender identity
- Race including nationality
- Or sexual orientation
How we can help
Our trained advisers can help you to cope with the emotional effects of being a victim of hate crime.
The type of support we provide includes:
- Someone to talk to
- Help with any questions around the incident or what your options are
- Guidance on reporting including police and court procedures
- Advice on safety and home security
- Help for affected family members
Reporting a crime
To report a hate crime you can do so in the following ways:
- Reporting to a third-party organisation like Citizens Advice Bournemouth & Poole, who will communicate with the police and other agencies on your behalf
- The police: 101, 999 (emergency), local police stations or anonymously online at www.report-it.org.uk or at www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online/report-a-hate-crime
We have our Dorset AdviceLine: 03444 111 444 and our drop-in sessions across Bournemouth and Poole. If you or someone you know is a victim of hate crime, please get in touch so we can help ensure the right support is provided.