If you suffer from other people’s actions because of your colour, race, nationality, or ethnic origin, that is racial harassment. If there is evidence of racism, we will treat the incident as racial harassment.

If you suffer from other people’s actions because of your sex or sexuality or because of a disability, a mental-health problem or a religious belief, these are also harassment.

Harassment could be:

  • Anything that you think is racial harassment
  • Violent or physical attack
  • Threatening or abusive behaviour, letters, phone calls or messages
  • Verbal abuse or insults
  • Damage to property
  • Graffiti
  • Dumping rubbish on your property

We will take all complaints of harassment seriously, and we will investigate them promptly and fully. Where there is evidence of harassment, particularly that which threatens personal safety, we will take the most appropriate action available to us to stop it and to prevent it happening again.

We will work with the Police, local authorities, mediation services and other agencies to achieve the most effective long-term solution.