Providing support and promoting respect for everyone with a visible difference

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Thank you for supporting our campaign to end visible hate

We’re so glad you agree with us that no-one should be abused or discriminated against because of their appearance. That’s hate, and it’s wrong. If we work together to challenge it, we can make a difference.

We’ll let you know the responses our campaigners receive from the Police & Crime Commissioners, Police Scotland and the Northern Ireland Policing Board.

If you think it’s important for us to keep campaigning for change, could you do one more thing to help us today?

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Help us to support more people

We campaign for changes to the law, to society and for better representation. We also provide mental health and wellbeing support for those who have experienced hate and abuse because of their visible difference. Help us to continue with this vital work.

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Our Visible Hate campaign

Through our Visible Hate campaign, we aim to raise awareness of the discrimination faced by people with a scar, mark or condition and share the message that appearance-related abuse is not acceptable.

I experienced bullying throughout my time at senior school. When I was 12-years-old, there was a particular group of people who targeted me. Things escalated from the name calling I received in the school corridors to them throwing rocks at my home and smashing a window. Not being able to escape from them, even in my own home, was scary.


Reporting hate incidents and hate crimes

Whether you have a visible difference or simply support our cause, it’s up to all of us to stop hostile behaviours. Many people who have experienced hate incidents or hate crimes in the past didn’t know they could report it or didn’t feel like it would be taken seriously.

Remember, if it feels wrong, it probably is wrong. Don’t worry if you’re not sure if something counts as a hate crime, a hate incident or not. It’s best to report it so the police can understand what’s happened. If you see or experience visible hate, please report it.