As part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week between 12-19 October, Staffordshire FA is reminding everyone involved in grassroots football of the processes involved in reporting hate crimes.
Hate crimes of any kind are deplorable and not tolerated by the County FA. These crimes are defined by actions such as homophobia, racism, disability hate, transphobic abuse, religious hate or sexism.
Should you become a victim within football, there are plenty of avenues that can be followed to report these actions.
If you need to report a hate crime, please text HATE to 07537 414477
Kick It Out also offer a straightforward way to report hate crimes via their app, which can be used on iPhone and Android devices. Giving users the ability to attach video, photo and audio evidence to complaints, whilst remaining anonymous, it allows victims to remain comfortable in the knowledge that their personal information is not compromised.
Download the Kick It Out app from the App Store or Google Play
Organisations throughout the county can also be contacted for support in relation to hate crimes.
A list of these additional organisations and how to get in touch with them can be found below:
• Kick It Out – www.kickitout.org
• CACH – www.cachpartnership.org.uk
• Challenge North Staffs – www.challengenorthstaffs.org
• True Vision – www.report-it.org.uk/your_police_force
To get involved in the conversation during National Hate Crime Awareness Week, please use the hashtags #NationalHCAW, #WeStandTogether, #NoPlaceForHate and #SafePlaceForAll on Facebook and Twitter.