Hackney,
23
February
2016
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13:22
Europe/London

Hate crime victims in Hackney encouraged to call 24-hour helpline

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Anyone in Hackney who is a victim of hate crime can call The Stop Hate Line - a free, 24-hour confidential help and advice service.

The helpline is open to anyone who feels they have been subjected to any abuse because of their disability, gender identity, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, faith, belief or sexual orientation. Hate crime can be physical attacks or violence, name calling, graffiti, or damage to your home.

The Council is continuing its subscription to the service, which is provided by Stop Hate UK, a leading national charity that supports individuals affected by hate crime or hate incidents. Callers are put through to a trained operator at any time of day or night and they can be victims themselves or concerned family or friends. The helpline is independent from police and callers can remain anonymous.

Cllr Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Hackney Council
All hate crime is unacceptable and it won’t be tolerated in Hackney. If you are subjected to any abuse, please report it to the police.  Through the Stop Hate line people can get extra help and support and there is always someone always someone to talk to, should you want to
Cllr Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Hackney Council

Callers to the Stop Hate Line can get the support and guidance they need, minimise the chance of a repeat incident in the area, provide the police and Council with better understanding of the level of hate crime in the area, and help to improve the response of agencies, such as the police. It may also be possible for police to investigate the incident further.

Anyone can call the Stop Hate Line: 0800 138 1625. It is a free 0800 number but charges from mobile networks may apply.

In an emergency always call 999.

Stop Hate UK can also be contacted at: talk@stophateuk.org

Text: 07717 989 025

Live web chat: www.stophateuk.org/talk

Online form: www.stophateuk.org/tell

Post: Stop Hate UK, PO BOX 484