If you would prefer to seek help and support outside of the university, here are contact details for some relevant organisations:
Victim Support can help immediately after an incident or any time after the crime has taken place. They’ll listen to you in confidence and offer information. They can also help you to navigate the criminal justice system and provide information if you want to make a compensation claim, if you choose to report the crime.
Their specially trained hate crime staff and volunteers can:
- help you to cope with the emotional effects of hate crime
- support you and other members of your family
- help you to get in touch with other organisations if there are problems we can’t deal with
- help you to deal with other agencies, such as the police or housing department
- give you advice on safety and home security
- organise practical help after a break-in at your home, such as repairs to broken locks
- staff and volunteers can go with you to the police station and to court.
- Victim Support can also liaise with other organisations on your behalf if you want us to, and we can put you in touch with other sources of practical help, such as people who can remove graffiti.
You can contact Victim Support by:
- Contacting your local Victim Support team, information here: https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/help-and-support/get-help/support-near-you/
- You can call your local victim care team in Sussex on 0808 168 9274.
- If you need support outside of our open hours, call our Supportline for free on 08 08 16 89 111
- Request support via the website: https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/resources/sussex/
- Use the free live chat support service available 24/7: https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/help-and-support/get-help/support-near-you/live-chat/
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 operate the UK’s only free dedicated 24-hour anti-hate crime reporting service for all monitored strands of a person’s identity or perceived identity (Disability, Race, Faith, Sexual orientation, and Transgender identity, as well as Age and Alternative subculture). They help to tackle all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination by ensuring every person, regardless of identity, has someone to listen to, believe, and advise them.
- Further information about reporting hate crime through Stop Hate is available here: https://www.stophateuk.org/report-hate-crime/
- You can also contact Stop Hate by phone (0113 293 5100), email (email@example.com) and Text relay (18001 0113 293 5100).
Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI)
SARI provides free and confidential support for anyone who is a victim of hate crime. Whether that’s based on race, faith, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or sex.
- Phone 0117 942 0060. All calls are completely confidential.
- Get in touch with SARI online by filling in the form available here: https://saricharity.org.uk/contact-us/, and they’ll get back to you.