Report a hate crime
Any crime motivated by hostiliy or prejudice towards someone because of their race or ethnicity is a hate crime.
Anybody can report a hate crime – whether they are the victim, someone who witnessed the crime, or someone the victim has told about the crime or incident. You can easily report a hate crime online.
You are not alone!
It can be very hard to explain how you feel to a person that has not experienced racism, whether directly or indirectly.
Online communities can be a way to find like-minded people with similar experiences and shared interests that you can talk to, have a safe space to be heard and remember that you are not alone.
Other places to find help and support
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. We also work to build greater understanding and respect for diversity and difference within our community.
SARI – Stand Against Racism & Inequality (saricharity.org.uk)
Stop Hate UK
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.
Racism in the UK – Stop Hate UK
Vetlife Helpline support service
Vetlife is here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Call the 0303 040 2551
For more information, visit Vetlife website
BVA & BVNA – Free legal support services for members
Free legal helpline – for professional and personal issues BVA / BVNA members can access a free legal helpline 24 hours a day, 365 days, a year to speak to a team of specialist legal advisors about any professional or personal subject.
If you are member please log in to view the helpline number.
All calls require your BVA / BNVA membership number. They can guide you in the right direction by giving professional and completely confidential advice on issues including discrimination.
If you’re experiencing racism, reporting it is perfectly reasonable and the right thing to do because racial discrimination is illegal.