Learning Disability Week – tackling Hate Crime
This year’s Learning Disability Week will be from Monday 18 June to Sunday 24 June and the focus again will be on stamping out Hate Crime
This is great opportunity to keep disability hate crime at the top of the police’s agenda and for people with a learning disability, their families and local campaigners to build stronger relationships with the police.
Knowsley Disability Concern firmly believes that
- people with a learning disability should be free from the fear of hate crime
- all parts of the criminal justice system, including the police and courts, should work with people with a learning disability to stop hate crime.
Hate crimes and incidents are any incident or crime which is perceived to be any crime or incident where the perpetrator’s prejudice against an identifiable group of people is a factor in determining who 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.
KDC works closely with the Knowsley Partnership to ensure that there are measures in place to deal with incidents of hate crime or harassment and that support for people who experience it is available.
KDC is a designated agent for reporting incidents of harassment and Hate Crime. We provide independent support to people who have been affected by Hate Crime.
Victims and witnesses can contact us by phone, text, post or online to report Hate Crimes, access support, and get information. Contact us on 480 4090 or click here for more information on Knowsley’s Speak up Service.