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The Listening Post C.I.C

Community Counselling Service


The Listening Post C.I.C is now a registered HIRC (Hate Incident Reporting Centre)

What are Hate Incidents?

Hate Incidents can feel like crimes to those who suffer them and often escalate to crimes or create tension in a community. For this reason the police are concerned about incidents and you can use this site to report non-crime hate incidents. The police can only prosecute when the law is broken but can work with partners to try and prevent an incident escalating in to something more serious.

What are Hate Crimes ?

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:


race or ethnicity

religion or belief

sexual orientation

transgender identity

This can be committed against a person or property.

A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime.

Why should I report hate crime?

Hate crimes and incidents hurt; they can be confusing and frightening.

By reporting them when they happen to you, you may be able to prevent these incidents from happening to someone else. You will also help the police understand the extent of hate crime in your local area so they can better respond to it.

Reporting makes a difference - to you, your friends, and your life.

How can I report a hate crime?

There are several ways you can report a hate crime, whether you have been a victim, a witness, or you are reporting on behalf of someone else:

1. In an emergency

call 999 or 112.

2. Contact the police

3. Report online - http://report-it.org.uk/your_police_force

4. Self-reporting form - http://report-it.org.uk/report_a_hate_crime

5. Crimestoppers - https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

6. Third party reporting centres - The Listening Post C.I.C, if you do not feel comfortable talking directly to the police, you can come into our Laindon Centre and ask to speak to our trained Hate Crime ambassador, we will take you to a private room and listen to you. they will then give you the option of wither you would like to report this, They will help you fill in the form needed or do it for you.