What is hate crime?
Disability Hate Crime is: ‘Any criminal offence that is motivated by hostility or prejudice based upon a person’s disability
If you think people are picking on you because of your disability then it is a Hate Crime.
What would you do if you experienced hate crime?
Hate Crime is serious and needs reporting to the police when it happens
What to do about Hate crime
If you have experienced a hate crime, you probably feel very upset, confused and scared.
Tell someone that you feel comfortable talking to and they will support you to report it to the police. It might sound scary reporting it to the police, but by doing this, you might help stop these incidents from happening to someone else.
Reporting to the police also helps them to know the scale of hate crime in your area, and deal with it better.
How to report a hate crime
Phone your local police
999 in an emergency or 101
Report it online
To your local police, this is ours in Cumbria -
Or on the True vision website -
Download an easy read reporting form
Contact Citizens Advice Bureau or Stop Hate UK, who can report it for you
Call NSPCC or Childline who can help you report it to the police
NSPCC - 08088005000
Child line - 08001111
Tell your parent, carer or support worker - they will support you to report it
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