The following is an extract from our leaflet Racial Harassment
- Don't Let it Follow You Around.
Copies of the leaflet can be obtained from KREC, and
are available translated into Gujarati, Hindi, Korean,
Urdu, Bengali, Chinese, Punjabi, Tamil, Arabic, French
Racial harassment is:
Violence which may be verbal or physical and which
can include attacks on properties as well as on the
person, suffered by individuals or groups because of
their colour, race or ethnic origin.
- Physical assault
- Damage to property
- Racist or other offensive graffiti
- Causing an affray
- Verbal abuse of a racist nature
- Threatening or abusive behaviour
Who can I contact if I suffer racial harassment?
(And don't worry, you won't have to persuade us to
take you seriously).
If its an emergency dial 999
Contact the Police on 0208 541 1212 and ask for your
local Police Station for advice and assistance.
Contact Kingston Race and Equalities Council on 0208 547
2332 for counselling, advice and support.
If you are a council tenant you can contact the Housing
Estate Manager on 0208 547 5197 for advice and assistance.
Other useful agencies
Departments of the Royal Borough of Kingston
Social Services provides information and advice about
services which are available. Ring 0208 547 6008.
Education Welfare can offer advice and support to parents
and pupils. Ring 0208 547 5253.
Racist Graffiti Removal. The Royal Borough of Kingston's
Information Line will take details of racially offensive
graffiti and pass them on to the relevant agency for
Victim Support. Kingston provides support and practical
assistance to individuals who suffer distress as a result
of experiencing racial harassment. Ring 0208 547 3202.
Citizens Advice Bureaux can offer advice. Ring:
Chessington and Hook: 0208 397 6187
Kingston: 0208 549 0818
Malden and Coombe: 0208 949 4179
Surbiton: 0208 390 2360
Kingston University. The University Health Centre will
offer advice and support for University staff and students.
Ring 0208 547 7204.
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