Ask your police boss to help end hate crime
many as 9 out of 10 people with a learning disability have been
victims of hate crime, and two thirds of people experience it regularly. This
has to stop, and we want to get much closer to stopping it in 2013.
part of the Stand by me campaign Mencap has been working with the police to
improve how they work with people with a learning disability and how they
tackle hate crime. Lots of great work is being done by police forces to better
serve people with a learning disability and to end this type of crime, but
there is still a very long way to go.
November last year, new Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) were elected in England and Wales to
manage police forces. PCCs will be responsible for deciding what their forces’ priorities
are and how they spend their money, so it’s crucial that they understand the
importance of tackling disability hate crime.
Please help us build
on our work with the police by asking your local PCC to take the
PCC pledge and commit to ending learning disability
Simply fill in your details below and you can edit the email on the next page.
Please note: this only applies to people who live in England and Wales, as neither Scotland
nor Northern Ireland have elected Police and Crime Commissioners.