Hate crime reporting

Did you know that your Students’ Union is a third-party reporting centre for hate crime?

Our Information & Advice Service work with Nottinghamshire Police and True Vision to provide a confidential and free service where you can get the support you need.

What is a hate crime?

A hate crime is any incident where someone is targeted because of their identity. Hate crime can take any shape and isn't always illegal behaviour, but it is always motivated by prejudice, often in the following areas:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disability
  • Transgender
  • Misogyny
  • Alternative sub-culture

It can disguise itself under many different names (homophobia, Islamophobia or racism to name a few) but, whichever name it's taking, it's still wrong and we can take action against offenders.

You can find out more about hate crime by clicking here.

How can we help?

As a third-party hate crime Reporting Centre, we can help you report a hate crime. We understand it can be intimidating to speak up which is why we can offer you guidance on your next steps and support you through the reporting process if you need us to.

Report a hate crime with Nottinghamshire Police

Have help reporting a hate crime with IAS

Additional services

If you wish to seek support independently, here are some useful services that can help.

Nottinghamshire Police
True Vision

True Vision has been developed so that you can report hate crimes online - you do not have to visit a police station to report.

Catch 22

A free and confidential service available to all victims of crime and antisocial behaviour across Nottinghamshire.

Nottingham Trent University Student Services