Personal Safety

If you are a victim:

  • Make as much noise as you can
  • Try and get in front of a CCTV camera
  • As soon as you can, go somewhere you know is safe
  • Get help immediately
  • Report the incident directly to your local police station, to contact your police click here (go to 1.Police force page(2))
  • In an emergency dial 999
  • Don't drink alcohol, you need to give a clear account of what happened
  • If you have been attacked, don't shower or change your clothes, it may destroy evidence
  • If you have had your keys taken, change the locks
  • If you don't have the confidence to speak directly to the police and don’t want to give your name, you can still report the incident anonymously by using a Self-Reporting Form click here. Every report is taken seriously and could help to stop you and others suffering hate crime.
  • But remember if the police can’t contact you they will not be able to charge the offender
  • If you want support but do not want to speak to the police contact Victim Support.

If you are a witness:

  • In an emergency dial 999
  • Stay alert and safe
  • Don't physically intervene, you could get hurt
  • As soon as you can, write down everything that you can remember about the incident eg: what was said, was it near a CCTV camera, car registration etc
  • Report the incident directly to the police click here, or by using a Self-Reporting Form click here. Every report is taken seriously and could help to stop you and others suffering hate crime.
  • But remember if the police can’t contact you they will not be able to charge the offender
  • If you want support but do not want to speak to the police contact Victim Support.

Bullying

  • Schools and colleges should have policies / procedures that protect you from discrimination and bullying
  • Don't suffer in silence You're not alone. If you can't get your school or college to listen to you, contact one of the LGB youth groups across Wales who can offer you advice and support, click here for more information.
  • Tell someone. Not everyone who is lesbian, gay or bisexual will experience bullying in school, college or the workplace. If it does happen, it is important you tell someone.
  • If you can't tell a teacher, family or friend, you can tell someone by using a Self-Reporting Form click here. Every report is taken seriously and could help to stop you and others suffering hate crime.
  • Please tell someone if you are being bullied.
  • Click here for more information and support if you are suffering bullying.

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