Disability hate crime
One in five Disabled people report they have either experienced hostile or threatening behaviour or even been attacked. Download our Disability Hate Crime Factsheet.
We have produced a toolkit with Stay Safe East on providing support for victims / survivors of hate crime. It is primarily for Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations (DDPOs), particularly advocates and caseworkers supporting victims/survivors of hate crime.
The House of Commons Petitions Committee is investigating online abuse and the experiences of Disabled people after a petition started by Katie Price achieved more than 220,000 signatures. Inclusion London’s Chair Anne Novis gave oral evidence to the committee, and we have also submitted written evidence.
The Mayor has proposed changes to the way the public contacts the police to report crimes in the future. Inclusion London’s main concern regarding all the proposals is that they are accessible to Deaf and Disabled people. This is outlined in our response.
Inclusion London responded to the consultation on the Mayor’s draft Policing and Crime plan 2017–2021. We call on Mayor Sadiq Khan to ensure that disability hate crime is given additional status to ensure it is treated equally with other hate crime strands.
Nearly 20 years ago, a lone voice on Disability Hate Crime Anne set up the first 3rd party reporting centre and advocacy service for DHC in the UK. Anne’s voluntary work is well respected and she now advises bodies such as the Crown Prosecution Service, the Ministry of Justice and the Metropolitan Police.