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We've developed a disability hate crime workshop with four trainers who have learning disabilities.

Our aim is to address the under-reporting of disability hate crime. One aspect of disability hate crime, 'mate crime', where a person is befriended to exploit them, is rarely reported by victims.

The workshops are designed to be interactive, fun, and accessible. They cover:

  • How to identify disability hate crime
  • Why it's under-reported
  • How to support victims
  • How to improve reporting

Case study: Jim's story

Jim was befriended by a person who began 'borrowing' money on a weekly basis, claiming to have a sick child.

Jim's case was recognised as a disability hate crime when he attended a Brandon Trust workshop; subsequent actions led to a prosecution.

Jim revealed that he had previously told his support agency but after receiving a dismissive response, felt unable to mention it again.

Cases such as Jim's, highlight the need for greater awareness and we feel that everyone should have the opportunity to learn more about hate crime issues.

Further information

We offer two different workshops:

  • One for disabled people, including people with learning disabilities, and
  • One for professionals where we can tailor the training to suit your needs

Download and print the Hate Crime workshop poster (PDF, 136KB)

For more information or to book a workshop, please contact Sarah Howard:

telephone icon 0117 958 6965

email icon sarah.howard@brandontrust.org

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