External sources of support for students or colleagues

- Remember, you do not need to report to the Police to seek help and support -
Victim Support

Victim Support offer independent, free, confidential advice to all survivors of crime. You can fill in an online form on their homepage, and a member of their victim support team will contact you within three working days. You can also call them 24/7 on 0808 168 9111.

You do not need to have reported the crime to receive support from Victim Support.

Stop Hate UK
Stop Hate UK are a charity that provides support for survivors of hate crime or hate incidents. They have a 24/7 telephone helpline on 0800 138 1625.

They also provide a reporting tool that can be used by survivors or witnesses. You can report using an online form, or over the phone. More information can be found here
Northumbria Police
You can report crimes where there is no immediate emergency here.

Their online form for reporting incidents specifically asks about threat, force, violence or intimidation that may be related to race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.


A charity which allows people to report crime 100% anonymously. You can report incidents on 0800 555 111 or use their online reporting form here.
CrimeStoppers are independent from the Police, and they do not need your name to make a report.
True Vision

True Vision are a Police funded website designed to provide information about hate crime and aimed at improving the service that Police provide to minority communities. Self-reporting and information pack available as well as online facilities to report hate crime quickly to the Police.

TellMAMA supports survivors of anti-Muslim hate. They also record and monitor incidents. They have experienced case workers who can support and signpost survivors to appropriate support.

You can call them on 0800 456 1226, or click here to navigate to their online reporting form.

Community Safety Trust (CST)

CST provide a national emergency hotline 24/7 for survivors of antisemitism on 0800 032 3263. You can also report antisemitism confidentially via their reporting form here.

Galop is a charity which supports LGBT+ people who are survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, so-called conversion therapies, so-called honour-based abuse, forced marriage, and other forms of abuse. You use their telephone support line Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm on  0207 7042040, or by emailing  HateCrime@galop.org.uk .
Equality Advisory & Support (EASS)

EASS Advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights across England, Scotland and Wales. You can access extensive guidance and information on their website, or call 0808 800 0082 (Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm)

Safe Space - Portland Green Student Accommodation

Situated in Shieldfield, Portland Green offer a 24/7 safe space for students who find themselves in a vulnerable situation.
In the foreground person with short hair, wearing jeans and a hoodie, has their back to the camera, walking though a residential area. The image is superimposed with 'Portland Green Student Village Safe Space 24/7' and a QR code that leads to their website.

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