Author Topic: D.W.P - Reports of disability hate crime treble in Blackpool  (Read 1029 times)

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The use of 'third party reporting centres' has seen the number of incidents reported in Blackpool treble to 36 since the project began.

Stephen Brooks, National Co-ordinator of the Disability Hate Crime Network said:

"Many disabled people tell us that they would not have reported the crime if it hadn't been for our centre. Some disabled people have also said they didn't realise the abuse they suffered was classed as a hate crime.

"We have good links with the disabled community in Blackpool and it really helps to build confidence and encourage people to come forward. We can then make sure these terrible crimes don't go unreported in the future."

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/newsroom/press-releases/2013/jan-2013/dwp011-13.shtml

The Government has also been working with the charity Disability Rights UK to launch the hate crime guidance to help disabled people recognise when a hate crime has taken place and what to do about it.

The guidance can be found here: http://www.radar.org.uk/people-living-with-health-conditions-disability/disability-hate-crime/ (radar website)

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What I have found is even if you report it, nothing seems to happen, they just dont know what to do, and say weve had a word just wait to see if the person does it again.  Then the same happens.
So where do you go from there.

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"The Government has also been working with the charity Disability Rights UK to launch the hate crime guidance to help disabled people recognise when a hate crime has taken place and what to do about it."
 
It sounds as if the police need the same sort of input too!