Hate Crime Service
Bristol Hate Crime & Discrimination Services (BHC&DS) is a partnership of six organisations, who work together to get the best outcome for you if you have been a victim of hate crime or discrimination.
What is hate crime?
Hate crime is when someone is targeted because:
they are disabled
of their race, ethnicity or colour
of their religion or beliefs
of their gender
they are, or appear to be, lesbian, gay, bisexual or questioning
they are, or appear to be, transgender
they are older
Discrimination is when someone is treated differently for these reasons (including pregnancy and maternity).
Hate crime can include:
being hit (physically assaulted)
being called names or made fun of (including on social media or by text)
being threatened or intimidated
receive abusive written communications
having your property or possessions damaged or attacked
being taken advantage of, or exploited, because of being a disabled person
The six organisations that work together to form the Bristol Hate Crime & Discrimination Services are:
Stand Against Racism & Inequality (SARI)
SARI is the race/faith and hate crime specialist. They coordinate the Bristol Hate Crime & Discrimination Services.
Off the Record Bristol LGBTQ+
Working to support BHCDS, OTR Bristol will be providing advice and support to the partnership on issues regarding gender, sexuality and identity. SARI continues to deliver casework services to LGBTQ+ victims of hate crime.
Brandon Trust specialise in supporting disabled people and tackling disability hate crime.
Bristol Mind supports victims of disability hate crime due to their mental health, and promotes better mental health for all.
To contact our Hate Crime Caseworker, Sophie, please call 0117 980 0388
Bristol Law Centre
Bristol Law Centre help people with complex cases involving the law.
Resolve West are able to work with people to resolve conflict and repair harm through direct or indirect communication.
If you have experienced or witnessed hate crime or discrimination, you can report it at any time by calling the freephone number 0800 171 2272 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in danger call the police immediately on 999