Hate crime advice

A hate crime is defined as a hate incident, but one which does constitute a criminal offence, perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate.


Crimestoppers is an independent charity helping to find criminals and help solve crimes. Callers don’t have to give their name or any personal information and calls cannot be traced.

Phone: 0800 555 111
Web: Crimestoppers (external website)

Disability hate crime

Disability Hate Crime (external website) is a national resource bank of information and materials about disability hate crime. It is aimed at victims of hate crime, their supporters and professionals who work in this area.

Address: Voice UK, Rooms 100-106, Kelvin House, RTC Business Centre, London Road, Derby, DE24 8UP
Telephone: 01332 291 042
Email: info@disabilityhatecrime.org.uk
Fax: 01332 207 567

Equality and Human Rights Commission helpline

The Equality and Human Rights Commission helpline can provide information and guidance on discrimination and human rights issues. All the helpline staff have been specially trained to provide this service. 

Telephone: 0845 604 6610
Web: Equality and Human Rights Commission (external website)
Email: englandhelpline@equalityhumanrights.com

Mediation Bucks

This organisation is a ‘one-stop shop’ for all forms of mediation including victim – offender. It’s fully trained mediators offer confidentiality, impartiality and operates independently from all other organisations. Mediation Bucks serves Wycombe, Chiltern and South Bucks. 

Address: 1st Floor, 45-47 Oxford Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2EB
Telephone: 01494 520 821
Web: Mediation Bucks (external website)
Email: mediation@mediationbucks.org.uk
Fax: 01494 520 827


This is a countywide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) registered charity which provides and enables information, support, representation and fun for LGBT people, including a youth group and a counselling service.

Address: The David Baxter Centre, 63 North Seventh Street, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK9 2DP
Free and confidential helpline: 0800 587 2246 (Thursday 7 to 9pm)
Web: Q:alliance (external website)
Email: info@qalliance.org.uk

Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police defines a hate incident as ‘any incident which is perceived to be a hate incident by the victim or any other person’. 

Telephone: 101 or call 999 in an emergency
Web: Thames Valley Police (external website) 

Victim Support

Victim Support is the third party reporting centre for victims of hate crime within Buckinghamshire. It will offer confidential emotional support, information and practical help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected across England and Wales.

It is not a government agency or part of the police and you don’t have to have reported a crime to the police to get help. You can contact Victim Support Monday to Friday between 8am and 8pm, and on Saturday between 9am and 5pm. Outside of these times you can leave a message on the 24 hour answer phone and this will be dealt with on the next available day after the call was made.

Telephone: 0845 38 99 528
Web:  Victim Support (external website)
Email: shorehamvcu@victimsupport.org.uk