Police Scotland

If you want to report a crime, including a hate crime, call 999 in an emergency or 101 if it is not an immediate emergency. Read more about the Police Scotland approach and support.


Crimestoppers provide an anonymous way to report information which you believe relates to a crime. This can be done either via their website or by freephone 0800 555111. The information you provide is confidential, you will never be asked to provide a police statement or go to court.

Victim Support

Victim Support is a free and confidential support organisation. Call their free support line on 0808 16 89 111.

Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)

The EASS can provide support and guidance related to equality and human rights issues. The service is free and accessible via a variety of methods, including BSL and offers access to advocacy. 

Stop Hate UK

Stop Hate UK is a UK wide charity who provide confidential support to those affected by hate crime, including a 24 hour freephone helpline on 0800 138 1625.

CSREC - Central Scotland Regional Equality Council

CSREC exists and works to promote equality; fight hate crime and discrimination; foster good relations and build partnerships in the Forth Valley area. This includes a free and confidential Support and Advice Service.

They are also a Third Party Reporting Centre, where you can anonymously report hate crimes to the Police.


Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) provides counselling support to victims of anti-Muslim hate or Islamophobia in addition to the casework, emotional support, legal signposting anti-Muslim hatred or Islamophobia.

Friends, Families and Travellers

Friends, Families and Travellers support the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people with issues related to work, rights, and health and wellbeing. 

Community Security Trust (CST)

Community Security Trust (CST) is a charity that protects British Jews from antisemitism and related threats.


Galop provide support for anyone in the UK who is LGBT+ and has experienced domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime or so-called ‘conversion therapy’. 

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline

The Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline is for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional well-being. They support people to explore the right options for themselves.

Victim Information and Advice Service

The Victim Information and Advice Service can help if you're a victim of a crime by giving you information on how the criminal justice system works and what you can expect, keeping you updated with the progress of your case, and putting you in touch with other support services for victims and their families.

National Bullying Helpline

The National Bullying Helpline offer a free confidential helpline service for anyone experiencing bullying and needing some advice. 

Resources related to gender based violence

For resources relating to gender based violence please visit our gender based violence support and gender based violence external resources pages.