Proud of our diversity
We want St Helens to be a place where everyone is welcome
regardless of the race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or
gender identity. We are proud of our community and think it is
important to acknowledge and celebrate the various diversity events
and awareness days. To share information with the public, improving
understanding between different sections of the community, enabling
us to coexist in a town where there is no place for hate.
What is hate crime
Hate Crime is any offence or hostility directed
at individuals, groups and communities because of who they are
or who someone thinks they are.
It can include threats, physical harm, property damage and
harrassment towards you, because of your race, religion,
disability, sexuality, gender identity, nationality or
If you're not sure whether you have experienced an incident of
hate, Stop Hate UK offers the following rule of thumb:
if you think it is, it is.
We believe hate crime is under reported in St Helens. We do not
want victims to suffer in silence and we are working hard to give
victims the confidence to come forward and tell us. When you report
hate crime, you will be taken seriously.
Reporting hate crime
Ideally the first point of contact would be Merseyside Police,
they have dedicated, specially trained officers who can help with
reports of incidents of hate. They can be contacted;
- On the Merseyside Police
- On the phone: 101
- In an emergency situation, you should always call 999 (if you
feel like you are in immediate danger)
- Via social media: Facebook Merseyside Police
CC Twitter @MerpolCC
If you don't feel able to report an incident to the
Police, the Police and Crime Commissioner has funded Stop
Hate UK, who are able to take reports of hate crime 24 hours a day,
someone is always available to support you!
The charity provides independent and confidential support to
people affected by Hate Crime. There are a number of ways you can
You can also report to the Community Safety Team at St Helens
Borough Council - report now
by clicking this link.