Reporting racist, religious, homophobic and transphobic Incidents
Racism and homophobia should not happen, but they still do. Nobody should suffer because of who they are and nobody should put up with it. You can do something about it.
If you, your family or friends are having problems because of your 'race' or skin colour, this is a racist incident.
If you, your family or friends are having problems because of your sexuality, this is homophobia.
Transphobic incidents are hate incidents against people who are, or are perceived to be, transgender.
Some types of these incidents, such as verbal abuse and threats, are obvious. Other examples, such as damage to your property, bullying or rude gestures are harder to identify.
If you believe you have experienced a racist or homophobic incident, even if you have no proof, report it.
What is ARCH?
ARCH is working to stop hate crime in Newcastle.
You can report a racist, religious, homophobic or transphobic incident to ARCH.
We are a group of organisations working together to get the right help to victims, and to take action against the attackers.
Everyone involved in ARCH will believe you and deal with an incident in the same way.
You decide what happens to your information, for example it can go to Victim Support and not to the police. You simply say yes to those you want help from.
How is ARCH different?
With just one telephone call you can get help from a range of organisations including: Your Homes Newcastle, the police, Victim Support, the Private Rented Project, Nomade5, Mesmac and Outpost.
We all work together to get the best support to you and take action against the attackers. If you do not want to give your name and personal details you do not have to.
How do I report an incident to ARCH?
Phone 0800 032 3288.
This is available 24 hours a day and is free.
There is a translation service to over 100 languages.
You can report something that has happened to you, to someone else or about something you have seen.
Call into an ARCH Incident Reporting Centre. You can report to:
Northumbria University, Student Support and Wellbeing Centre: City Campus - 0191 227 4967 Coach Lane - 0191 215 6493.
Northumbria University, Human Resources - 0191 227 3278
Any Your Homes Newcastle housing office across the City.
Any Newcastle City Council Customer Service Centre:
Civic Centre, Sandyford Road
Byker, Shields Road
West Denton Way
Kenton, Hillsview Avenue
Gosforth, Regent Farm Road.
Or any of the following:
Victim Support, Quaker House, Jesmond - phone: 0191 281 3791
Student Advice centre, Newcastle University
Private Rented Project, 91 Tamworth road - phone: 0191 273 6103
Nomade5 – phone: 0191 292 2649
North England Refugee Service, Bigg Market - phone: 0191 222 0406
Streetwise Northeast, 35 Groat Market - phone: 0191 230 5400
Mesmac Northeast, 11 Nelson street - phone: 0191 233 1333
Outpost – phone: 0191 222 1937
ARCH are opening new report centres all the time, so keep an eye out for their posters.
If you would like more information about ARCH or need to contact them, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0191 277 7832