Disability Hate Crime information and related links

We post the CPS guidance and policies on hate crime Disability hate crime which cover how CPS approaches cases, and have Easy Read versions. http://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/prosecution/disability.html  : http://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/prosecution/mental_health.html

The Code for prosecutors is available at  http://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/code_for_crown_prosecutors/index.html

The CPS have created a very useful package on disability hate crime for the education sector. Please do access it and if you can, use it as making pupils understand disability and the deep hurt of hate crime is a very important step for us all. http://www.cps.gov.uk/northwest/get_involved/hate_crime/schools_project___disability_hate_crime/

Third party reporting is a key way of increasing reporting, as it is based on disabled people talking to disabled people. Disability Rights UK have created an excellent toolkit which can be used as a way of creating such a site. http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/how-we-can-help/publications/lets-stop-disability-hate-crime-guidance

John Pring operates the Disability News Service, which is a massively important resource for news on and about disability hate crime. His work is naturally copywrite protected so please do always mention and credit John if you quote from his work. http://disabilitynewsservice.com/

The EHRC created a report – out_in_the_open_a_manifesto_for_change which is useful for reference.