Hate crime - prevent it, report it!

Local support contacts

Say No to Hate Crime

The following contacts offer support, free of charge to Southwark residents.


In an emergency, always dial 999. In a non-emergency, call 101 or contact the Community Safety Unit for advice and assistance.

The following Southwark Police Officers are a Liaison point for Southwark residents and external agencies. They're responsible for increasing hate crime awareness of other officers and to assist external partners with developing better working practices for police. They also provide information to agencies and residents who'd like clarity on policing issues.

PC Stu Wythe - Hate Crime Lead
Email: Stu.Wythe@met.pnn.police.uk
Tel: 020 7232 7016

PC Nick Waller - LGBT Liaison
Email: Nick.Waller@met.pnn.police.uk

Safer Neighbourhood Teams

The safer neighbourhood teams are dedicated to your community and are additional to other policing teams and units in London. If you have concerns about day-to-day crime and disorder issues or would like to get involved, visit the Metropolitan Police.

You can find further information about crime prevention advice here.

In an emergency, you should always dial 999. You should use this service to contact police in situations when you need an immediate response - if the crime is happening now or if anyone is in immediate danger.

In a non-emergency, you can contact the police on the 24 hour number 101. You can also use this number to contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Teams.

Southwark Council

If you have any questions or need information or advice, contact Southwark Council’s lead officer for Hate Crime. 

Luton Sinfield (Community Safety Officer)
Email: Luton.Sinfield@southwark.gov.uk


SASBU is a multi-agency team, including officers from housing, the police and the youth offending team, who are responsible for dealing with the person allegedly committing the offence taking legal action, arranging victim support, and organising systems for collecting evidence and information.

Tel: 020 7525 5777
Email: sasbu@southwark.gov.uk

Victim Support

Support Line
Tel: 0845 30 30 900
Email: supportline@victimsupport.org.uk  

Solace Women’s Aid

Solace Sanctuary Scheme offer a special home security service to victims of domestic abuse or hate crime, providing effective security measures for people who decide that they want to remain in their home.

You can contact them directly or ask police or your caseworker to make a referral. Please note: specific referral criteria may apply.

Tel: 020 7593 1290
Email: s.sanctuary@solacewomensaid.org

Page last updated: 10 December 2019