Page 1: Introduction and privacy notice


Thank you for agreeing to take part in this online survey. All information provided will be anonymised before use in any publications, and the agency for which you work/volunteer will not be identified in any quotation or case study which draws upon your responses.

Returning the completed Questionnaire implies your consent to participate in this research and that you are over 18 years of age. Please read the information sheet provided for full information on your ability to withdraw consent, ask for further information, or raise any concerns in relation to the proceedings of this research.

Hate crime is  defined as:

Any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards someone based on a personal characteristic… Race hate crime can include any group defined by race, colour, nationality or ethnic or national origin, including countries within the UK, and Gypsy or Irish Travellers ‘(Home Office, ).

And hate speech is ‘an expression of hatred towards another person or group of people using various means such as writing, speech or any other form of communication’ (Civil Rights Movement

Please note the questions from page four onwards ask potentially senstive questions relating to possible links between hate crime, mental ill health and suicide.    

You may choose not to answer these questions 


This research has received ethical approval through Buckinghamshire New University (ref UEP2019Nov01.)