New look for Hate Crime Campaign

The campaign to make hate crime a thing of the past has a new look.St.Helens Against Hate

As International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21 March) approaches, St. Helens Council has lent its support with its own re-branded campaign.

'No Place for Hate' is a high-impact campaign depicting victims of hate crime with the strapline 'no one deserves to be targeted.'

The new, re-branded campaign will see posters distributed to public buildings across St Helens. Campaign material was designed following consultation with residents, council staff and trade unions. People were asked what sort of images they felt would make them report a hate crime.

St.Helens Council's Cabinet Member for Environmental Protection and Safer Communities Councillor Richard McCauley said: "Hate crime is an act motivated by prejudice towards another person because of their age, disability, gender identity, race, religion or belief or sexuality.

"We don't have a big hate crime problem in St.Helens, but we do know that it's an under-reported crime - and victims are often reluctant to report incidents due to embarrassment or fear of repeat attacks.

"We can only take action if people are brave enough to report it - this ensures that victims are supported and offenders are dealt with effectively."

Hate crime offences can take many different forms including physical assault, damage to property, arson, graffiti, threats, verbal abuse, bullying or obscene telephone calls.

Hate crime can either be reported to the police (call 101) or Stop Hate UK - a charity that provides independent and confidential support. You can contact Stop Hate UK:

· On the phone - 0800 138 1625
· Online - at
· By email -
· Via instant messaging
· By text - 07717 989 025
· By post - Stop Hate UK, PO Box 484, LS7 9BZ

For more information visit Hate Crime

View the posters below:

Racial Hate  Religious Hate 

  Disability Hate  Homophobic Hate