Fife Centre for Equalities works with individuals, communities groups and organisations across all sectors. We give informal and independent advice and support regarding the Equality Act 2010. However, we cannot act as a mediation service or legal representative.

Our focus is on finding practical solutions based on good equality practice, toolkits and briefings updates on best practice in equality, diversity and inclusion. We also listen to Community Concerns about equality and work with partners to improve practices in the long-term. Where appropriate, we will signpost enquiries to local organisations providing the most relevant services.

If you have an urgent issue or need immediate help, you should report the incident by dialling 999, and asking the operator for the Police.

Hate Crime Reporting

If your issue is not urgent and involves Hate Crime, we encourage you to report it by contacting Fife Council on 03451 55 00 22 (lines open Mondays to Fridays, 08:00 to 20:00) or using the Police non-emergency phone number outwith these times on 101.

In some cases victims/witnesses of Hate Crime do not feel comfortable reporting the matter directly to the Police and may be more comfortable reporting it to someone they are familiar with.

To ensure all victims/witnesses are able to report Hate Crimes, Police Scotland works in partnership with a wide variety of partners who perform the role of 3rd Party Reporting Centres. Staff within 3rd Party Reporting Centres have been trained to assist a victim or witness in submitting a report to the police and can make such a report on the victim/witnesses behalf.

There are 3 active Third Party Reporting Centres in Fife, you can contact any of the numbers below if you have witnessed or been subjected to Hate Crime:

Organisation  Address Contact number
 Clued Up, The Bunker  441 High Street, Kirkaldy, KY12SN  01592 858248
 Fife Migrants Forum  36 Kirk Wynd Kirkcaldy  01592 642927
 FRAE Fife  1 Victoria Road, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1DT  01592 204005

You can also report Hate Crime online by clicking here.

Are you being discriminated against?

If you are looking for specialist advice on discrimination or are thinking you might be discriminated against, FCE recommends directly contacting Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS):

Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)
Phone: 0808 800 0082
Website: www.equalityadvisoryservice.com
FREEPOST 

EASS HELPLINE
FPN6521

Alternatively, click the following link for they online portal. It follows a clear step-by-step procedure and can help explain how the Equality Act can apply in your situation:

Key Local organisations

Citizen Advice and Rights Fife – CARF

Fife Law Centre