Discriminatory abuse

Discriminatory abuse is when someone is treated unfairly because someone thinks they are different. This can be due to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

Possible indicators of discriminatory abuse:

  • a person appears withdrawn and isolated
  • they are quick to anger, frustration, fear or anxiety
  • support on offer does not take account of the person’s individual needs in regard to a protected characteristic

Hate crime

For more information about hate crime, including warning signs and how to report it, see our partner website Safer Stronger North Somerset.