Hate is #NeverOK

Support For Hate Based Incidents at Keele

#NEVEROK

Support For Hate Based Incidents at Keele University

What is a Hate Crime?

A hate crime is any criminal offence committed because of someone’s gender identity, sexuality, race, religion or disability.

It is classified as hate if you believe it is based on one of these characteristics.

Hate crimes can include physical assault, harassment, theft and damage to property.

If you think you have experienced a hate crime, you can report it here.

Whereever you are in Wales and England you can report hate crime through the Truvision website, or by calling 101.  

I've been a victim of hate or have witnessed hate, what do I do?

As a Keele student, you can get help 24 hours a day from Stop Hate UK

Stop Hate UK provides independent, confidential and accessible reporting and support for victims, witnesses and third parties.

Even if you are not sure whether what you have experienced is a hate incident or a hate crime you can talk to Stop Hate about it. It is up to you if you want to act further / report it to the police after talking to them about your options.  

Stop Hate can also talk to you about Challenge North Staffs, which is a local support service for people who want to report hate incidents and hate crime. 

Report to Stop Hate Uk.

    

ASK provides independent, confidential and accessible advice and support to Keele students.

Tel: 01782 734800 or Email: su.ask@keele.ac.uk
 

Student Services is your one-stop-shop for information, support and guidance.   

Tel: 01782 734481 or Email: student.services@keele.ac.uk

What you can do: 1. Distraction: Call your friend's mobile to ask them a question or suggest it's time to go. You can also distract the person harassing them by starting a conversation with them, e.g. "oh hey, didn't I see you out last Friday?"  2. Group Intervention: Ask your friends to help out. They can pull someone aside to check if they're ok or say "We see what you're doing and we think it's #NeverOK"   3: Choosing a safe and sensible intervention. Choose a safe way to intervene that feels natural for you and don't hesitate to look for the support of a bartender, security, police or any other authority figure. For more info visit: KeeleSU.com/NeverOK Hate is Never Okay Campaign - click for more info