We know that being bullied or harassed can be bad for your physical and emotional health and can also affect your ability to study. We take this issue very seriously and want to ensure that young people (aged 11-18) are given access to appropriate support.
Report Incidents of Discrimination (RID) is an anonymous online reporting form. It provides a list of services that you can contact for support depending on the nature of the incident.
What we will do with the information
The information you provide will help us to get a better understanding of the nature and scale of hate and prejudice-based incidents in the area, as well as the issues that young people are facing.
This information will enable us to work in partnership with schools and local services to effectively respond to prejudice-based incidents and better support you.
If you feel able to, we recommend that you also report the incident to a member of staff in your school so that they can address it and provide you with support.
There are two legal definitions for incidents you may have experienced: a prejudice-based incident and a hate crime. Select a topic below to find out more about each incident:
This is a one-off incident that is perceived by the victim or any other person, motivated by hostility, prejudice or ignorance, based on a person’s perceived or actual:
- Religion or beliefs
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity
Prejudice-based bullying includes the protected characteristics listed above, but prejudice extends beyond these and can lead to bullying for many other reasons.
We also know that young people may experience these incidents because of their family circumstances, such as being a young carer or because they live or have lived in care.
These can also include indirect prejudice driven by behaviour that is not targeted at one individual. The impact of this expression of prejudice against an equality group, whether intentional or not, can be damaging and must therefore be responded to as a prejudice-based incident.
A hate crime is an incident that constitutes a criminal offence and is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by prejudice or hate.
If you witness or are a victim of a hate crime, you should report the incident directly to the police as soon as possible.
Report Incidents of Discrimination
If you have experienced or witnessed a prejudice or hate-based incident, please complete the RID survey: