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Report abuse

Level Playing Field urges anyone who has experienced or witnessed disability abuse to get in touch. Here you will find more information on how we can help.

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).

Examples of abuse are:

  • 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

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).

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: 01923 545370


Equality and Human Rights Commission (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 EASS Helpline FPN6521

The FA

Telephone: 0800 085 0508


The FA Hear it, See it, Report it: Reporting discrimination in football.

Reporting Discrimination: Guidance for supporters attending Prefessional 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

Disability Hate Crime: Reporting Book (Easy Read)

The Rugby Football League

Telephone: 0330 111 1113

Kick it Out

Telephone: 020 3967 8989

or to report abuse call 0800 169 9414


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 (PDF, 260KB)

Lets stop Disability Hate Crime: a guide for disabled people (Easy Read, PDF, 1.4MB)

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

Hate Crime Reporting Form