Hate crime

Polish Hate Crime Advocates project: free, confidential and expert advice and support.


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A Guide for Victims and Organisations supporting victims of hate crime

The Guide is available FREE here: Dealing With Hate Crime March17

We have created a guide for victims and organisations supporting victims of hate crime. The guide describes victims’s rights, highlights police and criminal justice agencies’ obligations to take action, and provides good practice in reporting hate crime and supporting victims in the process.

The Guide has been written by our partner organisation UKREN within the project ‘Eastern European Hate Crime Advocates’ and co-funded by the Home Office and European Network Against Racism.

Experienced? Witnessed? React!

Have you been a victim of racial hate crime after the Brexit vote?

Racial hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s race or perceived race or ethnicity.  Racial hate crime may include threats, verbal abuse, online abuse, damage to property, violence, harassment. 

Has it happened to you, or have you witnessed one?

You may be upset, angry, in shock or hurt but it is very important that you report it as soon as possible! Standing your ground will help you recover.


Police Emergency: 999

Police Non-Emergency: 101

If you have been a victim of hate crime, hate speech or other racially motivated incident and not sure what to do you can contact us! Our specialist advocacy project provides individual tailored support to Poles who have been victims of or witnessed hate crime in London.

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East European Resource Centre

Polish Crime Advocates (open Monday – Friday 9.30 – 5pm): 020 8741 1288, 0800 121 4226



EU citizens still have the right to live, work and have access to health and benefit systems  in the UK.  It will not change until the UK  ceases to be a member of the European Union, which is estimated to be in aprox. 2 years time.

Your rights!

As an employee :
– you have a right to work in an atmosphere free from threats, harassment and intimidation
– you have the right to complain against discrimination in the workplace without the fear of losing your job.

As a resident/citizen:
– you have the right to live, work and accesss the NHS and other government services in the UK.
– you have a right to peaceful community life free from discrimination

Find out more about it here:

Stop Hate crime