Fife Centre for Equalities

Building a collective voice to champion equality, diversity, inclusion and social justice.

Support and Advice

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.

If you prefer to report in person, there are several Third Party Reporting Centres in Fife, details below:

Organisation Address Contact number
 Adam Smith College  Kirkcaldy  01383 845147
 Carnegie College  Carnegie College, Pittsburgh Road, Dunfermline  01383 845147
 Clued Up The Bunker  441 High Street, Kirkaldy, KY12SN  01592 858248
 Deaf Communication  Service  Kirkcaldy  08451 474108
 Disabilities Fife  West Bridge Mill, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1TE  01592 203993
 Elmwood College  Cupar  01383 845147
 FCSP – Youth Diversion  Cowdenbeath  08451 447104
 Fife Boomerang Exit  Community Centre  Glamis, Glenrothes  01592 775650
 Fife Migrants Forum  36 Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy  01592 642927
 Home Start  Methilhaven Road, Leven KY8 3HS  01592 719012
 Penumbra  89 New Row, Dunfermline KY12 7DZ  01383 728467
 Penumbra Youth Project  2 Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy,    KY1 1EH  01592 201872
 Safe Space  29b Ling House, Canmore Street, Dunfermline,      KY12 7NU  01383 739084
 S.A.M.H  1 Woodmill Road, Dunfermline, KY11 4SS  01383 623179
 Victim Support  9 Pentland Court, Glenrothes, KY6 2DA  01592 807090
 Womens Aid Unit  26 Izzatt Avenue, Dunfermline, KY11 3BZ  01383 732289

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
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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