Caring about... hate crime 

Do you think someone doesn’t like you because they think you are different? Have they threatened you, given you verbal abuse, damaged your property, stolen from you or been violent towards you? Whether this has happened to you or you have seen it happen to someone else - you can report it.

Third-party hate crime reporting centre and place of safety

If something has happened to you and you think it is motivated by hatred you can tell us. We will listen and help you to report it.

A hate crime can happen anywhere – on the street, at home, in work, in a group, while out shopping, or online – Facebook and twitter for example, anywhere!

Most hate crimes are not reported. Many victims feel better when they have told someone. Your report will help the police to understand how hate crime affects our community and then tackle the problem.

It is wrong for people to hurt you or make you feel unsafe because of who you are or who someone thinks you are. We will do all we can to support you and let the police know.

To find out more about what a hate crime is click here

To report a hate crime

In an emergency always call 999 or 112

Contact your local Police Station on 101 (for non-emergencies) 

If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service on 18001 101.

You can report online 

Call us on 01254 507255 - we are a third party hate crime reporting centre, and can support you to report it to the police and help you access additional support for your wellbeing. 

Don’t suffer hate crime in silence, tell the police, tell us, tell someone

What happens if I report a hate crime at the Care Network Hub?

We will offer you support to report it to the police either anonymously or not. Whatever you feel comfortable with. This helps the police to understand what is happening in Blackburn with Darwen. We will also look at other support available to you, like one to one emotional support and peer support.

Why is it important to let people know if this has happened to you?

Reporting it might prevent it happening again to you or to other people. It lets people who commit these crimes know that it is not okay.

Anyone who feels like they have suffered a hate crime or who has witnessed one can come and speak to Care Network staff and also get support from a peer support group called Resolve.

We believe that people shouldn’t have to tolerate this sort of behaviour and we are working with the community and the police to prevent it from happening again or to other people.

Resolve – Hate Crime Peer Support

Due to COVID-19 Resolve Peer Support are not meeting - but please get in touch and register your interest in joining the group in the future. Resolve are a friendly group of people who are passionate about making sure hate crimes are given attention and that the people who commit them or behave in a hostile manner towards others know that it isn’t acceptable, with the hope that in the future they are prevented.