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Hate Crime

Hate has no home here, everyone in Scotland has the right to live their lives without fear of being attacked because of their age, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity or variations in sex characteristics.

Hate hurts. Hate crime has a devastating impact on victims, their families and communities. We must all play our part to challenge it.

Get support

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Action on Prejudice

A central place for young people and youth workers to find information about prejudice, discrimination and hate but also specific youth services for young people facing hate crime.

Age Scotland

Advisors provide information and advice on a range of topics including organisations and services that are unfamiliar to you. They also provide friendship for when you just need a friendly chat.

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Support for Muslim and black and minority ethnic (BME) women.

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Changing Faces

Changing Faces provides free support and information for anyone with a visible difference – a scar, mark or condition on your face or body that makes you look different.

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A service that lets you pass on information about a crime 100% anonymously.

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Equality Advisory and Support Service

If you think you might have been treated unfairly and want further advice this support service assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights.

Free Representation (Scotland)

There is some free representation available in Scotland for tribunals and courts. It is only available for certain cases and for people on a low income. It is only available through a Citizens Advice local office.

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Glasgow Disability Alliance

Acts as a third-party reporting centre – contact GDA to report any harassment, hate crime or hate incident you have experienced or witnessed.

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Hemat Gryffe

Support for Asian, black and minority ethnic women.

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Hub of Hope

Directs you to support services in your local area.

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Support for people with I/VSC (intersex traits/variations of sex characteristics).

Karma Nirvana

Support for victims of domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour based abuse.

LGBT Youth Scotland

Help for LGBT people experiencing abuse.


Offers legal information and general advice on discrimination and equality and its impact on your mental health.

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While they do not provide a helpline or one-to-one family support, respectme can provide practical advice and guidance on dealing with bullying behaviour.

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Mental health and well-being support for black, minority ethnic, asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women and girls. Telephone: 0141 552 6540

SHAKTI Women’s Aid

Help for black minority ethnic (BME) women.

Stop Hate UK

A charity that provides independent and confidential support to people affected by Hate Crime through their 24 hour helpline.

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SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.

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True Vision

Provides a further list of organisations that can help on specific issues related to Hate Crime.

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Victim Support Scotland

Victim Support Scotland provides information, practical help, emotional support and guidance through the criminal justice system. They run a webchat service on their website which from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday and 9am –to 1pm on Saturday.

Victim Support Scotland

Victim Support Scotland helps provides information, emotional support and practical assistance to help people affected by crime, including victims, witnesses and their families and friends.

Victim Support Scotland Toolkit

Created in partnership with Police Scotland, a valuable resource for anyone who may be affected by hate crime and includes further guidance on steps to take if you are a witness to a hate crime.