Disability Hate Crime
The seriousness and extent of disability hate crime – plus its causes and effects – have been captured in a series of reports and publications over many years, most recently reflected in the EHRC’s Inquiry into disability-related harassment ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ and the debate in Westminster Hall in November 2011.
To provide practical support for DPULOs at a local level, Access Dorset was commissioned to write and coordinate this collection of case studies. The case studies are based on information provided by the DPULOs themselves and demonstrate how nine DPULOs have made a difference in addressing disability hate crime. These particular case studies have been chosen to reflect the work being carried out across the country by DPULOs in communities which differ in make up and size.