Response to the London Mayor’s Building a Safer London plan
More is needed from the London Mayor’s Building a Safer London plan (MOPAC Police & Crime Plan 2022 to 2025) to better support Disabled Londoners.
Following our initial response to the London Mayor’s Building a Safer London plan (MOPAC Police & Crime Plan 2022 to 2025) earlier in the year, this is a more detailed response. After going through the published plan, we have highlighted key issues we feel are important to address:
- Tackling low levels of community confidence
- Understanding our community
- Intersectional working practices
- Accessible engagement / services
- Recognition of repeat victims of hate crime
- Victim Care Hub to include specialist services
While the Police and Crime Plan cannot address all systemic Ableism and its impact on Disabled Londoners, it can provide a golden thread focusing on intersectional disability issues across all work streams, including housing, health, transport, employment, and education as well as policing and crime.
We believe one of the ways that can happen is for the Greater London Authority and the Mayor’s Office for Police and Crime to have a Disability Chief Officer.
For more information about how Inclusion London campaign on Hate Crime against Disabled people, you can go to our Hate Crime Campaigns and Policy Page.
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