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 101.

You can let us know if you have reported domestic abuse to the police by calling us on 0300 373 3000.

Support and advice

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

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, you can report it to the Police online through Report-it.org.uk 

You can let us know if you have reported hate crime to the police by calling us on 0300 373 3000.

Support and advice

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