Writing A Personal Impact Statement

Your Experience of Hate Crime, Harassment or Antisocial Behaviour This section answers some questions about writing a personal impact statement for people who have experienced hate crime. If this information sheet doesn’t answer your specific question, call Galop on 020 7704 204 to talk about your situation in confidence. Please note, if you are experiencing […]

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What Is A Personal Impact Statement?

Being targeted can leave you feeling lots of different emotions. One way of helping organisations (such as a housing provider or council) to understand what you’re going through is to write a personal impact statement.

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What Good Will It Do?

Some people find it therapeutic to write about what happened. It’s main use though is to give evidence to professionals to help them deal with your case properly.

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Is It Different To A Police Statement?

Yes. When you report something to the police, they may ask you to make a ‘witness statement’, which explains the facts of what happened.

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What Should I Write About?

Its useful to include your name, date of birth, address and the date. Other than that you can write anything you want.

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