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Domestic violence and hate crime

Domestic abuse can affect both men and women. It can affect you in your home or elsewhere, and can be by a current or previous partner, an adult family member or younger person.

Domestic abuse can be:

  • Physical.
  • Sexual.
  • Psychological.
  • Financial.
  • Emotional.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, please report it to the police. In an emergency call 999 and in a non emergency call 111.

You can let us know if you have reported domestic abuse to the police by calling us on 0207 326 3700.

Support and advice

There is a variety of support available for those suffering domestic abuse at these websites:

www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk – for women suffering from domestic violence.

www.rapecrisis.org.uk – for people suffering from sexual violence.

www.mensadviceline.org.uk – for men suffering from domestic violence.

www.respectphoneline.org.uk – for domestic violence perpetrators.

Hate crime

A hate crime is a crime committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race or nationality, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. Hate crimes should be reported to the police.

Hate crimes can include:

  • Threatening behaviour.
  • Assault.
  • Robbery.
  • Damage to property.
  • Inciting others to commit hate crimes.
  • Harassment.

If you are experiencing hate crime please report it to the police.

You can let us know if you have reported hate crime to the police by calling us on 0207 326 3700.

Support and advice

There is a variety of support available for those suffering from abuse, hate crime and harassment at these websites:

www.victimsupport.org.uk – for the victims of crime.

www.stophateuk.org – hate crime support.

www.stonewall.org.uk – LGBT support.

www.rapecrisis.org.uk – for people suffering from sexual violence.

www.samaritans.org – for those struggling to cope.