High profile news reports and the “Hidden in Plain Sight” report by the Equality and Human Rights commission highlighted the extent to which people with disabilities are subject to hate and mate crime. This could be anything from children throwing stones at windows, to people being assaulted because they have a disability or autism. Training sessions look at how to recognise hate and mate crime, what people can do to prevent it, and how to report it to the Police if you think that it is happening.
We are working alongside Northumbria Police to promote an initiative to educate communities about hate crime and its impact on where people live. Read the Sunderland Echo article here.