Nobody should have to live with the fear and anxiety that hate crime can cause. The police and the Crown Prosecution Service take all hate crime very seriously. All police forces would want you to report hate crimes and they take all reports of hate crime very seriously.
- Are you in immediate danger? If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, contact the emergency services on 999 or 112.
- Find a safe space. If an incident has just happened, try to find somewhere you feel safe.
- To a friend, family member or someone else you trust. Talking things through can sometimes help you work out what to do next.
- Report + Support. Students and staff can report an incident using the Academy's Report + Support system. You can choose to do this anonymously or you can request support from an advisor. If you choose to talk to an advisor, they will be able to talk through the options and support available to you, in confidence.
- Academy Complaints Procedure. If you choose to make a formal complaint to the Academy about a student or member of staff, there is a procedure that sets out the steps you'll need to follow.
- If you are not in immediate danger but would like to report a hate crime to the police, you can use their online reporting tool True Vision.
- Find out more about the support available for mental health and wellbeing on the Academy website.
- Take care of yourself. If you’ve experienced or heard something distressing or if something is troubling you, the Academy's Counselling Service offers confidential help and is open to both students and staff.
- In the 'Further information' section of these pages, there are links to other useful external resources, including out-of-hours services for students.