Hate Crime Awareness Week

Speaking out against hate crime


Mencap joined together with HOPE, Stop Hate UK, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Disability Hate Crime Network and Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) in support of Hate Crime Awareness Week on 12-19 October 2013.

What did we do?

We brought you blogs all week, offering different views and experiences of hate crime. We also created our new easy read guide on what to do if you're a victim of hate crime. We also had Paul Giannasi of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) live tweeting and answering questions about the issue - see some of the questions and answers and join the discussion yourself #LDHateCrime.


Easy read: what to do if you are a victim of hate crime

Download our easy read guide on what to do if you are a victim of hate crime.

What is hate crime?

For this discussion blog, the Campaigns assistants, Ciara, Youssef, Leroy and Josie, discuss their thoughts on learning disability hate crime and how people with a learning disability are treated by the justice system...

Four things you probably didn't know about disability hate crime

Campaigns lead Jo Davies challenges what you really know about hate crime - some of the facts may surprise you...

My experience of hate crime

My name is Richard Lawrence. I am a Projects Support Assistant at Mencap. I have a learning disability. For Hate Crime Awareness Week, I have written a blog about learning disability hate crime, my personal story and how I still feel emotionally affected.

When it comes to hate crime, things can only get better

For Hate Crime Awareness Week, Simon Parkinson, Director of external relations at Mencap, writes about the current situation of disability hate crime in the UK...


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