Maria Miller MP, Minister for Disabled People launches Guidance for Disability Hate Crime
New disability hate crime guidance documents launched today aim to raise awareness of disability-related harassment and hate crime and how to report it.
The guides are being released as part of a joint project between the Office for Disability Issues and Disability Rights UK.
The Let’s Stop Disability Hate Crime project produced three guidance documents:
- A guide for disabled people on what is a disability hate crime, why it should be reported, and how to report it
- A guide for non-disabled people on what is a disability hate crime, why it should be reported and how to report it
- A guide that can be used by disabled people’s organisations who would like to set up third party reporting site
In drafting the guidance Disability Rights UK listened to a wide range of disabled people and their organisations. This information formed the backbone of the guidance which was also drafted with assistance from the Home Office, Ministry of Justice and Crown Prosecution Service.
The documents are available here