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Hate crime

There is help and support available if you, or someone you know, is a victim of hate crime.

Hate Crime is defined as:

"Any incident, which may or may not constitute a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate towards the victim because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender or the fact they have a disability."

If you feel that you are being targeted in this way then you should report the incident to the Police and they will deal with it. Hate incidents and crimes can have a damaging effect on people and on local communities and need to be reported so that others can be protected.

For more information on hate crime and how to report it please visit the Lancashire Constabulary website

You can can also contact the Safeguarding Adults Team on 01254 585949 for help and advice.


Resolve - local hate crime support group

Resolve is the local hate crime support group for Blackburn with Darwen. Resolve is a welcoming action group which gives people a chance to share their experiences of disability hate crime in a safe environment, and support is available to help people report hate crime.  The group gives people a chance to be heard, as well as an opportunity to make changes.  They meet every Wednesday, 1pm to 2.30pm at Care Network Hub, 9a Town Hall Street, Blackburn (opposite Blackburn central library).

If you need to report a disability hate crime or incident, nothing is too small to report, come in to Your Support Your Choice (address below) or contact (01254) 292620.

For more information on Resolve contact Care Network Hub.

Care Network Hub (formerly Your Support Your Choice)
Address: 9a Town Hall Street, Blackburn
Phone: (01254) 292620


Lancashire Victim Services

If you have been a victim of crime, whether recently or in the past, Lancashire Victim Services can help. They provide emotional support, information and practical help, regardless of whether you have reported the crime to the police.  All of their services are free and confidential.  To find out more visit the Lancashire Victim Services website

Help is available for victims of hate crime. Don't suffer in silence.

Hate crime