If you feel you have suffered discrimination – because of your age, gender, sexuality, race, religion, disability, marital status, gender reassignment or pregnancy – you need to know what to do, who to talk to and what do to next. Hate crime can take many forms such as physical abuse, verbal abuse, emotional and psychological abuse, sexual abuse and financial abuse.It can range from non-verbal intimidation to physical violence. Whichever form the abuse may take, it is important that you tell someone.
How we can help
You may have been treated unfairly in some situations, but this is not always against the law. Understanding what counts as discrimination can be complicated. We can provide information and advice to help you decide the next steps to take. Uttlesford Citizens Advice is a hate crime reporting centre – so you can come to us to report a hate incident if you would rather not go to the police. We work to raise awareness of hate crimes and hate incidents on a local and national level and offer support to victims with practical advice and emotional support.
“The adviser was professional, sympathetic, and really listened. Even though we made the decision not to proceed she was patient, non-judgemental and I would really like to thank her for all her help. She was a true ambassador for the great work of Citizens Advice.”
We regularly help with:
- Domestic Abuse
- Hate crime reporting
- Discrimination relating to age, religion, disability and gender
- Racism and race discrimination
- Discrimination relating to pregnancy and maternity
- Human rights issues