Equality and diversity - further advice and support
Employment Support Team - If you are seeking advice or support about employment opportunities this service is set up in order to advise and help those who have an acquired brain injury, learning disabilities, mental health issues or autistic spectrum diagnosis, and their families and carers, or are in receipt of services from the Drug & Alcohol Team. The Council is also an accredited employer for a number of different employee support initiatives.
Equality Advisory Support Service
The Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS) is a free helpline for individuals who believe they have experienced discrimination. Using the Equality Act 2010, EASS advisers can talk to you about your rights in work issues, accessing or using services, education settings like school or university or discrimination issues with a landlord. The EASS will suggest the most effective way for you to raise a complaint of discrimination and in some cases, can provide further support to help you reach an informal resolution to your complaint.
Hate Crime Reporting
Hate Crime is against the law. It is any criminal offence committed against an individual or property. Hate Crime is any criminal offence committed against an individual or property that is motivated by a person's hatred of someone because of his or her actual or perceived race, religion, transgender identity, sexual orientation or disability.
Hate crime is wrong, it is against the law, and everyone has the right to live safely and without fear in Perth & Kinross.
You can report a Hate Crime in any of the following ways:
- By telephone 999 (emergency) or 101 (non-emergency)
- In person at any Police office
- On-Line Police Scotland Hate Crime Reporting Form
- Visit a 3rd Party Reporting Centre
- Third party reporting
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 Centers. Staff within 3rd Party Reporting Centers 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.
In Perth and Kinross, third party reporting can take place at:
Victim Support (Perth)
|Address||Unit B1, Highland House, St Catherines Road, Perth PH1 5YA|
|Contact number||01738 567171|
|Website||Victim Support Scotland|
LGBT Youth Scotland
|Address||68 - 86 Scott Street, Perth, PH2 8JW|
|Website||LGBT Youth Scotland|
Perth College UHI
|Address||Crieff Road, Perth|
|Contact number||01738 877377|
|Website||Perth College UHI|
Centre for Inclusive Living
|Address||90 Tay Street, Perth PH2 8NP|
|Contact number||01738 500001|
|Website||Centre for Inclusive Living|
PKAVS Minority Communities
|Address||The Gateway, North Methven Street, Perth PH1 5PP|
|Contact number||01738 567076|