Let's End Hate Crime

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Hate incident third party reporting centres
Hate Crime Strategy
Hate Crime Ambassadors

A hate crime or incident is any incident that is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by prejudice or hatred based on someone’s:

  • race, colour or ethnic origin
  • nationality or national origin
  • religion, faith or belief
  • gender or gender identity
  • sexuality or sexual orientation
  • disability
  • lifestyle or dress

Hate incidents can take many forms, including:

  • physical attacks – such as assault, damage to property, offensive graffiti, neighbour disputes and arson;
  • threat of attack – including offensive letters, abusive or obscene telephone calls, groups hanging around to intimidate you, and unfounded, malicious complaints;
  • verbal abuse or insults – offensive leaflets and posters, abusive gestures, dumping of rubbish outside homes or through letterboxes, and bullying at schools or in the workplace.

An incident doesn’t have to include violence for you to report it. Verbal abuse, threats, or victimisation can be just as distressing and are taken just as seriously.

Hate Crime training portal

Learn more about hate crime and its impact. Watch films showing just how hate crime occurs and find out what positive action you can take to prevent and tackle hate crime in Bolton.

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It is important that if you experience a hate incident you tell us. The information you provide is extremely valuable because it helps us to build up a true picture of what is happening across Bolton, and will help us to tackle hate incidents effectively.

The incident doesn't have to have happened to you; you can also report something that has happened to someone you know. All information is valuable.

Please use the number 101 to report an incident, or call into any police station. If you are a Bolton at Home or registered social landlord tenant, contact your local housing provider to make a report.

Report online

Report a hate incident online

All information will be treated sensitively and in confidence. You can provide as little or as much information as you have or are happy to share. You also do not have to provide your personal details when you make a report. Please note: without your personal details we will be unable to pursue your individual case, or provide you with any further advice or support.

Online reports will be sent to Greater Manchester Police Bolton Division. All actions are led by you. If you don’t want any action to be taken, and simply want the matter recording, that is no problem.

Your details may also be shared with Victim Support who can provide information, support and practical help regardless of whether you have asked the police to get involved.

If you have requested that the matter be investigated further you will be contacted in due course by a Greater Manchester Police Officer who will explain the next steps depending on the nature of the incident.

Please note, online reports will only be processed during normal office hours. In an emergency dial 999.

Hate incident third party reporting centres

Victims or witnesses can go into a number of community venues across the borough and make a report of a hate incident. This means they don’t have to go directly to the Police if they do not want to.

Organisation Address Telephone Website
BCoM - Bolton Council of Mosques 1 Vicarage Street, Bolton, BL3 5LE 01204 363680 Website
Bolton Citizens Advice Bureau 26-28 Mawdsley Street, BL11LF 0808 801 0011 Website
Bolton CVS The Bolton Hub, Bold St, Bolton, BL1 1LS 01204 546040 Website
Bolton Deaf Society Bark Street, BL1 2AX 01204 521219 Website
Bolton Hindu Forum The Bolton Hub, Bold Street, Bolton, BL1 1LS 01204 546000 Website
BAND @ Bolton YMCA      125 Deansgate, Bolton, BL1 1HA 01204 380643 Website
Breightment UCAN Centre 33 New Lane, Breightmet, Bolton, BL2 5BN 01204 329541 Website
New Bury UCAN Centre 49-51 George Street, New Bury, BL4 PRJ 01204 329786 Website
Deane UCAN 2 Oriel Street, Deane, Bolton, BL3 5PD 01204 329583 Website
Farnworth UCAN The Corner House Urban Care Centre, 84 Campbell St, Farnworth, BL4 7HH 01204 794951 Website
Halliwell UCAN Hatfield Road, Halliwell, Bolton, BL1 3BU 01204 335377 Website
Irwell Valley Housing Association Bridgeman Street Office, Bolton, BL3 6SR 01204 451000 Website
John Holt Youth Centre Birch Avenue, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2NR 01942 859535 Website
Johnson Fold UCAN 31 - 33 Johnson Fold Avenue, Bolton, BL1 5SF 01204 329565 Website
Tonge Moor UCAN Old Tonge Moor Library, Tonge Moor Road, Bolton, BL2 2LE 01204 329556 Website
Victim Support Bolton Keith Salt House, 31 Chorley Old Road, Bolton, BL1 3AD 01204 399 736 Website

Hate Crime Strategy

Hate Crime Strategy 2016 - 2018

Hate Crime Ambassadors

The Hate Crime Ambassadors Scheme aims to recruit motivated people from all walks of life to raise awareness of hate crime and encourage more people to report it and access support. It is hoped that the Ambassador Scheme will create new opportunities for people to become informed about hate crime, be that while they are at work, at school, when they are at a club or pub, taking part in a leisure activity, at the gym, even on social media.

Hate Crime Ambassadors are ideally placed to help in spreading the word and encouraging more people who experience hate crime to let the police know. Being a Hate Crime Ambassador is an important role and does not require a huge commitment of your time. In essence, we are asking for you to think about ways you can raise awareness of hate crime during your normal day. It could be something as simple as ensuring you mention it to friends if the subject comes up in conversation; or something more involved, like establishing a workplace policy on hate crime.

If you would like further information about the scheme or are interested in becoming a Hate Crime Ambassador, please contact the Bolton Partnership Team.

Useful information

Hate Crime booklet (.pdf)
Newsletter 1
Newsletter 2


Email us at Bolton.PartnershipTeam@gmp.police.uk.

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