The Hate Crime Advocacy service is a new service from April 2017 for anyone who has been affected by hate crime.

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We provide specialist advocacy support around hate crime because of someone’s:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Disability (including mental health)
  • Gender/transgender identity
  • Sexual orientation

Hate crimes can include:

  • Verbal abuse
  • Harassment
  • Physical attacks such as hitting, punching, pushing or spitting
  • Threats of violence
  • Hoax calls, abusive phone or text messages, or hate mail
  • Online abuse, for example on Facebook or Twitter
  • Displaying or circulating discriminatory literature or posters
  • Damage to things such as your home, pet or vehicle
  • Graffiti
  • Arson

Who does it help?

The service is open to you if you are:

  • Are aged 18 years or over
  • Are based in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside or Northumberland
  • Have experienced or are affected by hate crime

How does it help?

Our independent advocates can help you to:

  • Speak up for yourself
  • Find out about your rights
  • Report a hate crime to the police (in person or online, and at your own pace)
  • Understand the criminal justice process
  • Get the services or support you need

To find out more or make a referral

If you would like to make a referral for yourself or for someone else for Hate Crime Advocacy you can:

  • Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone us on 0191 235 7013
  • Contact us via our Facebook page
  • Fill in a referral form