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Organisations that can help when dealing with hate crime

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If you have been the victim of a hate crime remember it is not your fault and help is available. You do not have to suffer in silence. Find out about organisations that help and support victims of hate crime.

Police

  • In an emergency always call 999.
  • For non-emergencies the contact number is 101.

Victim Support

Victim Support can help immediately after an incident or any time after the crime has taken place. They will listen to you in confidence and offer information, practical help and emotional support; they are also able to help you to navigate the criminal justice system and make a compensation claim, if you choose to report the crime.

Victim Support have specially trained staff and volunteers. They can help you to cope with the emotional effects of hate crime, support you and other members of your family for as long as you need and give you advice on safety and home security. They also provide help on getting in touch with other organisations and help you to deal with other agencies.

For more information about what services Victim Support team in South London can offer you contact them:

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Citizens Advice Richmond 

Citizens Advice Richmond is an independent local charity providing information and advice to anyone who lives, works or studies in Richmond borough. It provides free, confidential and impartial advice on a range of areas, including experiences of discrimination, harassment or hate crime.

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London Race Advocacy project

The LRAP has been established to support victims of race and religious hate crime in 16 London boroughs through the provision of information, advice, advocacy, and representation. The project will advise and support victims of race hate crime and aim to reduce their feelings of fear and isolation, increase their self-esteem and dignity and increase their awareness of their rights.

Other organisations

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Updated: 23 July 2021