It's time for young people in Stockport to Call Hate Out

A new hate crime helpline which provides 24-hour support to young people under the age of 18 has been set up in Stockport.

National charity Stop Hate UK has launched the Call Hate Out service to provide a confidential 24-hr support service for young people or witnessing hate crime.

The launch comes so people will have access to a service that will listen, provide advice and support and help explore what to do next.

Residents in Stockport can report hate crime 24 hours a day by calling the main reporting line on 0800 138 1625. The charity provides independent support to people affected by hate crime and has dedicated phone lines for:

  • LGBTQ+ hate crime
  • learning disability hate crime

Councillor Jude Wells, Cabinet Member for Adult Care and Health, said: “Everyone deserves to live without fear and intimidation, so it’s welcome news this confidential and accessible reporting service has been set up. Anyone who feels they have been a victim of hate crime needs to report it and Stop Hate UK have made this possible.”

Rose Simkins, Chief Executive of Stop Hate UK, said: “This is a long-term commitment from Stop Hate UK and we hope it will help more young people get the support and advice they need in Stockport.

“Hate crime can happen anywhere, and we know there has been a big increase in online Hate, so Call Hate Out will provide young people with all the relevant online methods and platforms to report hate crime and get the help they need.”

Call Hate Out can be accessed by calling 0808 801 0576, texting 07717 989 025 or by visiting www.callhateout.org