Help and Support You don't need to cope alone

On this page you will find options for urgent and direct help and support. If you are looking for some support specific to your lived experience you can also have a look through our Organisation Directory for more targeted help.

Do you need to talk?

If you need someone to talk to ChildLine provides free confidential support over the phone, online chat, or via email.

Call them on 0800 1111


Victim Support Scotland can also help on anyone who has been the victim of crime.

Call them on their Support Helpline 0800 160 1985

Victim Support Scotland

Progress in Dialogue can provide support or somewhere to share an experience, this is a platform for you to report incidents of direct, in-direct or structural racism. They want to build a picture in order to challenge racism and hate crime, as well as offer support directly or through our networks. You can remain anonymous.

Call them on: 07709 277145

Progress in Dialogue

Reporting Hate Crime

Here you will find the options you have available for reporting a Hate Crime.

Report to Police

For emergencies Call 999

Call 101 (for non-emergencies)

Report to any Police Station

Use the online reporting form

For Sign Language interpretation services use Contact BSL or TextRelay 1 800 1 101
Online Reporting Form

Third Party Reporting Centres

If you don't feel comfortable going directly to Police Scotland you can use a Third Party Reporting Centre and report a hate crime with the support provided there.

The link below will take you to a Police Scotland page which lists centres by local authority.
Third Party Reporting Centres

Anonymous Reporting for Young People

Fearless is a site where you can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality.

What makes this site different is they also provide young people with a safe place to give information to us about crime - 100% anonymously.
Fearless Scotland