Reporting Disability Abuse

Disability abuse may be physical and / or verbal and may be aimed at a disabled person or persons or it may be that disability terminology or words are used in a derogatory manner towards non-disabled persons (such as a match official).


Discriminatory abuse may be related to a single protected characteristic (such as disability) or may be related to more than one protected characteristic (e.g. racial, homophobic, sexist, and/or disability related, etc).  


• Offensive language which may include name calling, and insults

• Abusive verbal or written comments which are intended to threaten or intimidate

• Physical assault

• Domestic violence

• Financial exploitation

• Damage to property

• Sexual abuse and assault

• Threats and intimidation



To report abuse you should contact any of the following organisations:


Level Playing Field


Level Playing Field will deal with any case of disability hate crime, abuse and discrimination with the utmost importance and discretion. We work closely with clubs and venues and will take any case of disability abuse to the club/venue in question, anonymously if you would prefer.


Telephone: 020 8621 2403




EHRC via the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).


The contact numbers for the new service are:

Phone: 0808 800 0082
Textphone: 0808 800 0084


Post: FREEPOST Equality Advisory Support Service FPN4431



The FA


Telephone: 0800 085 0508



The FA Hear it, See it, Report it: Reporting discrimination in football further information can be found here.

Reporting Discrimination: Guidance for supporters attending professional and semi-professional matches

Reporting Discrimination: Guidance for supporters attending grassroots matches


The FA Rules & Governance - Equality & Inclusion



True Vision


Report a hate crime on-line to your local police force here 

Disability Hate Crime: Reporting Book (easy read)



The Rugby Football League


Telephone: 0113 237 5037 


Kick it Out


Telephone: 020 7842 8932


Kick It Out Reporting App: Download from the Apple Store or Google Play



Disability Rights UK: Let's Stop Disability Hate Crime Guidance


Below are some useful documents from Disability Rights UK on empowering disabled people and their organisations to tackle disability hate crime.


Lets stop Disability Hate Crime: a guide for disabled people

Lets stop Disability Hate Crime: a guide for disabled people (easy read)

Lets stop Disability Hate Crime: a guide for non disabled people

Hate Crime Reporting Form