If you, or someone you know, have been the victim of a hate crime or the victim of a hate incident because of their race, nationality, faith, sexuality, disability or gender identity, it should be reported.
It could be in the form of; abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, bullying, cyber bullying, vandalism or graffiti.
The Safer Crawley Partnership aims to prevent hate crime and hate incidents so that residents and local communities are safer and feel safer.
It is their aim to counter discrimination, prejudice, advance equality of opportunity, foster good relations and promote integration and cohesion.
The Hate Incident Support Service offers free and confidential, emotional and advocacy support to victims of hate crime and hate incidents. It is operated by Sussex Victim Support - an independent, registered charity.
Their specialist caseworkers provide information about the actions you can take and the options you have to deal with these issues. They will explain prosecutions and court procedures if you are ever called as a victim or a witness.
It is your decision whether or not to report the matter to the police, and your choice whether to remain anonymous. None of your details will be shared with anyone else without your permission, but if you want to be contacted, you will need to provide your address and/or contact number/details.
If an incident is serious or there is a physical risk to anybody involved, you should report the incident to the police immediately by dialling 999. If the matter is less urgent you can report it to the police by dialling 101.
tel: (01293) 438225/438482
fax: (01293) 511803.
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West Sussex RH10 1UZ