Updates in the news on mate and hate crime: January – March 2013

Disability Hate Speech results

Writer and parent of daughters with learning disabilities, Nicky Clark, conducted a disability hate speech survey via her blog and Twitter. She has now published the results. The most shocking statistic was that 84% or respondants had encountered disability hate speech in person. More from Nicky Clark’s blog

Rod Landman on Radio Devon

Rod was on Radio Devon on Thursday 28th February talking about mate crime and the pilot scheme that trains police in how to respond to people with a learning disability who have been a victim of a crime. The scheme has been taking place in Devon and we hope that if it is successful it might be rolled out across the country. Listen to the interview on BBC Radio; Rod’s part is approx an hour in.

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