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Disability Hate Crime

Hate crimes is any crime or incident where it is perceived that the perpetrator's prejudice against an identifiable group of people is a factor in determining whom is victimised. Any incident or crime, which is perceived to be motivated because of a person's disability or perceived disability by the victim or any other person, will be classed as "Disability Hate". This can be committed against a person or property. This would include anyone who is targeted as a result of their physical disability, sensory impairment, learning disability or mental health.

"I was walking down this road and about nine youths actually stood in a straight line from pavement to pavement and I was spat at and lifted up and pushed against a wall and punched. "But what really frustrated me was knowing that even if I'd reported it, officially nothing would have actually happened and that's the issue for the police - even if we're brave enough to report it officially, will we be believed?"

Disability Hate Crime and Related Harassment Training.

All frontline staff working in all organisations and agencies, whether public authorities or voluntary and private sector organisations, where disability-related harassment, antisocial behaviour or other similar forms of activity are likely to be an issue, should be trained in how to recognise and ensure appropriate safeguarding.

More generally they should consider whether their wider staff training and development processes and appraisal and promotion systems should be amended to ensure such knowledge becomes embedded, providing an incentive for better job performance.

Staff can gain an understanding of disability equality matters and how to appropriately engage with disabled clients and service users.

The course will run from 10am until 4pm; registration will be at 9.30 – 9.45am. The course offers fantastic quality and value for just £49.00 per person.

This accredited course includes refreshments throughout the day plus a hearty lunch, unique information packs and certificates. More importantly this course will give you the information and knowledge required for you to address the problem that is disability hate crime.

The aim of this training is for participants to understand and recognise incidents of disability-related harassment/ hate crime and methods of intervention and support mechanisms. The objectives of the disability hate crime training are as follows:

  1. Understanding the pathways from ignorance to negative actions (‘from bullying to harassment to hate crime’).
  2. Disabled people personae and images of vulnerability.
  3. What is disability and disability related terminology?
  4. Communication skill development (a tool for change).
  5. Greater understanding of victims of disability-related harassments/ hate crime (reasons for non disclosure).
  6. Actions and interventions, signposting to services currently available

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I report disability hate crime?

Hate crimes and incidents hurt; they can be confusing and frightening. By reporting them when they happen to you, you may be able to prevent these incidents from happening to someone else.

How can I report a disability hate crime?

There are lots of ways you can report hate crime

  • In an emergency, call 999.
  • Contact the police, either by telephone or by visiting your local police station.
  • Report online using the facility on the daisy UK website

Tell someone who you trust like [tipso tip="2 Barnes Street,
L6 5LB.
Tel: 0151 261 0309"]Daisy Inclusive UK[/tipso] or Citizens Advice Bureau who can report the incident on your behalf and provide you with advice and support.
If you do not want to talk to the police, you can still report a hate crime by calling ‘Crimestoppers’ on 0800 555111.

What crimes can I report?

All hate crimes and incidents should be reported, whether you have been a victim, a witness or you are reporting on behalf of someone else.
These incidents may include verbal abuse, physical assault, domestic abuse, harassment and damage to property.

How will the Police and CPS treat disability hate crime?

The Police and other criminal justice agencies treat all hate crime very seriously. The Police have performance targets and measures in place to ensure the service they offer is of the highest standard.
When a case is prosecuted, the courts can impose a stronger sentence under powers from the Criminal Justice Act. The Crown Prosecution Service is the organisation that wields these powers.

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Henry SmithChildren in NeedMerseyside Police and Crime CommissionerLiverpool City CouncilSport England
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Mission Statement:

“Daisy inclusive UK’s transitional social model philosophy is to work pro-actively towards offering an anti-oppressive environment, addressing isolation and creating real equality of opportunity ethos through support and which positively celebrates the diversity of the people and strives for the fundamental right to an accessible environment and inclusive community for all” 

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