Reporting a racist incident
Discrimination and harassment based on a person race is illegal.
If you are a victim of this, you don't have to tolerate it. West
Sussex County Council is committed to working in partnership with
other statutory agencies and the voluntary and community sector to
ensure everyone living in West Sussex is free from discrimination
or harassment, irrespective of their race, ethnicity, nationality
What is a racist incident?
“A racist incident is any incident which is perceived to be
racist by the victim or any other person” Stephen Lawrence Enquiry
Examples of a racist incident might include:
- name calling;
- graffiti and other written insults;
- refusal to co-operate with other people because of their race
and religious beliefs;
- vandalism or damage to property motivated by racism.
How can I report an incident?
Incidents should be reported to
Victim Support who are in partnership with West Sussex County
Council to provide the Hate Incident Support Service. The service
is free and confidential.
What will happen next?
If you report an incident we record it only for statistical
reasons. If you want help to take further action, a specialist Hate
Incident caseworker from Victim Support Sussex will contact you to
find out more.
We will not give personal details about you to anyone, including
the police or other organisations, without asking you first. Where
legal action is taken as a result of the incident you may be asked
to give evidence.
Further information can be obtained from the Better Communities
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