Crimes committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation are hate crimes and should be reported to the police.
Hate crimes can include:
damage to property
inciting others to commit hate crimes
If a crime is in progress or you are in immediate danger you should call 999. If the crime isn't an emergency then you can report it by calling 101. If you do not want to report a hate crime directly to the police the you can also report the crime online at report-it.org.uk or via the Dorset Hate Crime App. Alternatively, you can report via SUBU Advice as we are Third Party Reporting Centre. You can choose to remain anonymous when reporting. Contact us for more information.
Also use this link to report:
Sources of Support
Prejudice Free Dorset have a list of service to support you on their website. BU also has a Counselling Service and staff in Chaplaincy are also qualified to provide students with emotional support. You can also access support via your Faculty Student Engagement and Support Coordinator.
Victim Support is a charity dedicated to supporting those affected by crime. You can find more information and their contact details here.
Don’t forget, you can also speak to your GP, friends, family and the Samaritans.
You’re not alone!