If you are a victim of crime or suspect a crime has taken place you should always report it.
Combating hate crime
The Safer Solihull Partnership is determined to help people who are suffer as a result of a hate incident. We understand that you may feel nervous about reporting it but we can help. By working with other agencies and local communities we aim to eliminate hate crimes and encourage people to report them.
To report hate crime to West Midlands Police, please follow the link: Hate crime | Your Options | West Midlands Police (west-midlands.police.uk) or dial 101.
In the case of an emergency please dial 999.
Combating mate crime
Mate crime is hate crime which is done by someone you know. Mate crime is a criminal offence and it’s where someone is usually targeted because they are disabled or different.
Mate crime can also be committed by someone who should be looking after you, such as a healthcare worker or home help assistant.
Combating modern slavery
Modern slavery takes many forms including:
- child trafficking - being moved around the UK and forced into a life of crime and abuse
- criminal exploitation - being forced into committing illegal acts such as pick-pocketing or growing cannabis
- forced labour - having to work long hours for little or no pay
What can you do?
To report an incident to West Midlands Police call 101 or if it's an emergency dial 999.
You can also report crime completely anonymously at Crimestoppers.
We've set up independent reporting centres for anyone to come forward and report incidents of hate crime. The centres help victims and witnesses of crime to talk to someone in a safe place.
What you say in the centres are strictly confidential and you can report an incident without speaking to the police. Trainer members of staff are hand to provide you with advice and can refer you to support services if you need any extra help.
Hate Crime Reporting Centres
You can report hate crime at your local reporting centre.
The Bromford Group provide support service for vulnerable people aged 16+ including housing support.
Flat 75, Wharf Lane, Solihull, B91 2LF
Telephone: 0121 704 9936
Flat 1, 237B Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3AH
Telephone: 0121 733 8166
For free, confidential, impartial and independent advice visit Citizens Advice Solihull.
176 Bosworth Drive, Chelmsley Wood, Solihull, B37 5DZ
Telephone: 0300 330 9019
Solihull Action through Advocacy advocate for people with learning disabilities and older people.
11-13 Land Lane, Marston Green
Telephone: 0121 706 4696
Solihull Community Housing strive to ensure that all occupiers (tenants, owner occupiers and leaseholders) have a safe and peaceful environment to live in.
Endeavour House, Meriden Drive, Solihull, B37 6BX
Telephone: 0121 779 8832
If you have been a victim of hate crime don't be afraid to report it. We'll work with you to ensure any incidents are fully investigated.
Visit your nearest Solihull Connect walk in centre
Telephone: 0121 704 6000
1 Herbert Road, Solihull, B91 3QE
0121 705 0228
Our Solihull Community Advice Hubs bring together a partnership of local organisations to provide information, advice and support.
Central Solihull Community Advice Hub
The Core, Theatre Square, B91 3RG
Telephone: 0121 705 3588
Chelmsley Wood Community Advice Hub
Chelmsley Wood Library, 10 West Mall, Chelmsley Wood, B37 5TN
Telephone: 0121 705 3588