13 March 2014

Many people with learning disabilities have so called ‘friends’ who go on to abuse them. This has led to people losing their independence, financial, physical and sexual abuse and even murder. We call this Mate Crime and this was featured on the BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat & Radio 4’s PM programmes today.

ARC has been raising awareness of Mate Crime, a form of hate crime, for a number of years through our Safety Net project. We hope that Mate Crime being talked about on mainstream radio will help to raise awareness of this terrible form of hate crime.

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