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:

  • Disability
  • Transgender identity
  • Race including nationality
  • Or sexual orientation
  • Religion

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:

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.