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Disability Hate Crime

Last updated: 1.20pm, Monday 29th February 2016 by

Our North Ayrshire Supported Living service is now a disability hate crime third party reporting centre. This means we can better help and support people to report hate crime if they have been subjected to it or witnessed it. Eight people, 5 team members and 3 people with learning disabilities attended training provided by Police Scotland.

Charges of disability hate crime increased by more than 20% in 2013-14 and there is general agreement that this type of crime is under reported. SCLD are at the forefront of action against disability hate crime as it relates to people with learning disabilities, who can be especially vulnerable to this type of crime. Phase 2 of their Disability Hate Crime Project expands on the drama workshop approach. Services and agencies who take part will be provided with a copy of the full performance scripts and easy read and audio versions. This material will also be on their website. This will allow groups working with people with learning disabilities to deliver the drama on a local basis.

SCLD’s easy read guide to disability hate crime is available to download: http://www.scld.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Hate-Crime-Booklet-11th-Draft-2.pdf

Wednesday the 16th of March sees the workshop delivered at the Volunteer Rooms in Irvine from 9.30 to 12.30. Anyone living in North Ayrshire with a learning disability is welcome to participate. Hope to see you there!

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