Introducing LDT Study Day plenary session: Hate Crime – A Life Without Fear


“People with learning disabilities are silently victimised every day and are not receiving the level of support that they so clearly need from our service providers. We all need to work together and learn from one another to ensure that this vile abuse is stamped out, and victims are effectively protected so that they can live their lives without fear.”
– Baroness Williams of Trafford, Minister of State for Countering Extremism.

A disability hate crime is an offence committed against someone because they have a disability. 9 out of 10 people with learning disabilities have experienced learning disability hate crime.

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  • New report shows that people with learning disabilities are at high risk of targeting for hate crime yet remain “invisible” in Government crime statistics
  • Why Tackling Disability Hate Crime Is Down To All Of Us

Learning Disability Today Study Day is addressing Hate Crime this year. The aim is to help staff working with people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, autism and physical disabilities to recognise whether they are, or have been a victim of hate crime and if so, how to best report it and provide guidance on how people supporting a victim can advocate on the person’s behalf.

Hate Crime – A Life Without Fear will be led by Joanne Silkstone, North East and Yorkshire Learning and Development Manager for United Response, and Kevin Brighton, West Yorkshire Police Hate Crime Coordinator.

Learn how to recognise hate crime and know how to support a victim at LDT Study Day in Birmingham on September 19.


Learning Disability Today
T: 01273 434 943 E: info@learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk


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