Whether you are a victim or witness of a hate crime, the Self Evident app is the smart way to find support. The app puts you in control by letting you secure legally sound evidence of the crime, record a reliable statement, validate the evidence for an insurance or compensation claim, and file a crime report with the police from your smartphone. The app also has improved accessibility to support for repeat and vulnerable victims of hate crime, brought to you by the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner. Download the Self Evident App on your mobile apple or android device. For more information and to download the app visit: https://witnessconfident.org/self-evident-app
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Our Time2Talk service offers mediation to young people and family members of different generations who are experiencing relationship difficulties. Our service supports children and young people aged 9 to 19 and their families or carers across Eastbourne, Wealden and Lewes.
Our trained and accredited mediators help you to identify needs, clarify issues, explore solutions and negotiate agreements. Our mediators act as facilitators, helping people to work out a solution that is realistic, practical and workable. The decision making rests with the parties involved and the mediation process is entirely voluntary.
Covering the whole of West Sussex. We are a Third Party Reporting Centre & work to support victims of Hate Crime and Hate Incidents by providing emotional and practical support. We take Self Referrals, Agency Referrals and Referrals from the police
Many agencies work together through the Brighton & Hove Safe in the City Partnership to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. The statutory bodies include Brighton & Hove City Council, the local probation, fire & rescue, police and health services. Our partners in the community and voluntary sector also play an important role, as do local residents through Local Action Teams and community forums.
Victim Support is here to help anyone affected by crime, not only victims, but their friends, family and any other people involved. Because we're an independent charity, you can talk to us whether or not you reported the crime to the police. We can help you find the strength to deal with what you've been through.
Are you lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender? Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard offers a telephone helpline each evening, from 5-9pm on weekdays and 5-7pm weekends. Call 01273 204050 and speak to a trained volunteer, to receive information and support. You can also email us or use the online chat facility via our website. We can report a hate crime for you if you want us to. We also offer face to face counselling - call the helpline for details.
Based in Hastings and Rother. Provide information and a listening service to the LGBT community through the helpline. Support, and assistance with the reporting process, are provided for individuals who report homophobic hate incidents and this service allows individuals to remain anonymous in their reports.
Based in Hastings and Rother. LGBT support organisation, which seeks to raise awareness of the support needs of the LGBT community. Takes reports of hate incidents relating to sexuality or gender identity.
RISE is a charity. RISE stands for Refuge, Information, Support and Education. We help and support people in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex affected by violence and abuse. Services include:
- Refuge accommodation
- Domestic abuse helpline
- LGBT* Specialist service
- Support with criminal or civil proceedings
- Support Groups
- Drop In
- Individual support and advice
- Children and Young People's Support
- Training and education
RISE staff are based at Sussex County Hospital A&E, Brighton Police station and other community venues. You are not alone. You are not to blame. Help and support are available. Twitter: @riseuk
The use of mediation to resolve disputes and conflicts is growing across the country. The core of cases involve breakdown in communication resulting in mistrust, suspicion and in some cases hostility. The biggest problems tend to be lifestyle clashes, noise, issues around pets and anti-social behaviour. Often disputes have been raging for years affecting the health and well-being of everyone involved.
BHIMS offers a safe and confidential environment for all involved to think things through and talk to each other about the issues. Our mediators are trained to work through the issues so that a resolution can be agreed. In excess of 80% of cases that go to mediation are successful!
You can report hate crime online if you do not want to report directly to the Police. You can also report if you are a witness or calling on behalf of someone else. You can report a crime anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Young people can report anonymously online at Fearless
Call 999 if you're reporting a crime that's in progress or if someone is in immediate danger. If the crime isn't an emergency, call 101 or contact your local policing team
For anti-muslim hate crime you can also report to Tell Mama
You can also use the Self Evident app to report directly to police after experiencing a hate crime, or as a witness. You can also the app to find help and support following a hate crime. Download it for iPhone and Android
Many victims feel unwilling or unable to tell anyone what is happening to them and as a result suffer in silence. They may live in fear or accept what is happening to them as part of everyday life.
Individual reactions to hate crime differ depending on your culture, age, gender and life experiences.
Hate crime can affect mental or physical health, as well as a loss of personal freedom or feelings of safety. You can get practical and emotional support to help with these feelings from many of the services listed on this website.
Victims of hate crime are often targeted because of who they are or who the perpetrator thinks they are. Hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim, or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person's actual or perceived race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity.
Keep a diary of events, stay alert, be confident. Trust your instincts - if you think something is wrong, feel able to do something about it by telling someone.
You can also use the Self Evident app to capture, video, audio, photographic and written information. You can store the information to use at a later date, or you can use the app to report it to the Police immediately. The app also gives you access to help and support. You can download it for iPhone and Android.