CNS team

Challenge North Staffs team

Challenge North Staffs (CNS) is a Hate Crime Project working in the North Staffordshire area, which includes:

  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Staffordshire Moorlands

CNS is part of Staffordshire North and Stoke Citizens Advice Bureau.

We work in partnership with a number of organisations. For a full list of our partners please click here.

We try to reduce, raise awareness of and prevent  hate incidents by supporting victims to get the solution they want, where possible.  We encourage people to report incidents to the relevant authorities and we also record incidents ourselves so that we can evidence what types of hate crime and incidents are occurring, and the location etc. Only by working with other agencies (with the permission of the victim) can we  work towards ending hate incidents and properly support victims who have been affected .

Anyone who witnesses or is a victim of such an incident can be referred to CNS. We can also provide more information including leaflets and posters if you contact us.


What is a Hate Incident?

A hate incident is any incident where the victim or any other person thinks that it is motivated by prejudice or hate because of the victim’s actual or perceived:

  • Race, Colour, Ethnic Origin, Nationality, National Origin
  • Religion, Belief, Faith
  • Gender or Sexual Identity
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Disability
  • Mental Health
  • Age

Hate incidents can include the following:

  • Graffitti
  • Antisocial Behaviour
  • Assault
  • Threats
  • Theft
  • Abusive Phone Calls
  • Disputes
  • Harassment
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Hate Mail
  • Damage to property
  • Arson

If any of the above have happened to you , then please contact us through this website.


Extra Information:

If you would like our Caseworkers to come to a local community, youth, social group, club or school etc. to give a workshop/talk on hate crime and how to report, please email us on cns@snscab.org.uk