Safety first
 
If someone is in immediate danger or seriously injured call 999 and ask for the appropriate responders

If you are on Newcastle University Campus, inform Newcastle University Security about what has happened using the Safe Zone app or by calling 0191 208 6666.

You have a number of options if you have experienced a hate crime or hate incident whilst studying or working at the University. You can choose to do one or more of the below. If you are unsure and would like safe, non-judgemental guidance you can click 'Speak to an advisor' on the reporting page here, or email reportandsupport@ncl.ac.uk.

1. Report to the Police
 
If you, or somebody you know, has been or is currently experiencing a hate crime or hate incident but is not in immediate danger, you can report it to the Police by calling 101 or go to your local Police station. 
 
You can also report this to our campus police officer, PC Michael Miller (collar ID 8964)
 
The police will investigate the allegation and ensure that you are safeguarded. They will also link you to the appropriate local and national support services.
 
When it comes to reporting, remember the choice is yours; no one should pressure you into any decision or action. You do not have to report to the Police to receive support and guidance from us.

 2. Report anonymously to the University
 
Our online Report and Support Tool enables students and colleagues to report concerns about all forms of hate crime, sexual violence, and harassment anonymously. Whether you experienced this directly, witnessed an incident, or heard through a third party, our report and support tool will record the incident and inform our preventative work. Our community is an environment where prejudice and socially unacceptable behaviour are never tolerated. 

3.  Report and Receive support from the University
 
If you would like to receive support from the University, students and colleagues can use Report and Support, and click 'Speak to an advisor'. If you click 'Speak to an advisor' we will take your name and contact details, so that we can get in touch with you to discuss your needs. We will respond to your report within 2 working days.

For students, you will be contacted by our Hate Crime and Sexual Violence Prevention team, or a colleague in the Student Health and Wellbeing Service. They will provide practical and emotional support, along with information about further options available. They will also link you with other teams who can take action to help with other areas of need, such as studies and living accommodation.

If you are a colleague, reporting an incident related to the behaviour of another colleague, the complaint will be investigated under the Colleague Disciplinary Policy and Procedure which is available here. Colleagues and Post Graduate students can access support through our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

4. Report using a third-party reporting tool

If you prefer, you can use a 'third-party' reporting tool to report what has happened. These reporting tools are hosted separately from the Police and the University, providing a completely independent way of recording what has happened.

True Vision - allows you to report any hate crime or hate incidents online
Community Safety Trust - allows you to report antisemitic hate crimes or hate incidents online
TellMAMA - allows you to report Islamophobic or anti-Muslim hate crimes or hate incidents online

Please note that if you report through a third-party tool such as these, we will not be made aware of your individual report. If you would like to seek support, you could also use Report and Support and select 'Speak to an advisor' - you can receive support from us even if you decide to report the incident using a third-party tool.

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