Bullying and Hate Crime
Hate Crime and Third Party Reporting
Hate crime is defined as any criminal offence committed against an individual or property that is motivated by a person’s hatred of someone because of his or her actual or perceived race, religion, transgender identity, sexual orientation or disability.
LDAS shares the views of Police Scotland that everyone has the right to live safely and without fear and, as no two individuals are ever the same, it is time for our society to embrace individuality and help put an end to hate crime by reporting it.
Third party reporting allows people to report experiencing or witnessing a hate crime through another person or organisation, which is an important measure for people with disabilities and learning disabilities.
LDAS Respect Diary
LDAS has produced a “Respect Diary” which is completely free and available for all those who need to use it. The Respect Diary is a simple system for people with learning disabilities to keep a record of incidents that they are concerned about. Many people hesitate to record small incidents but often these small incidents can lead to many more. You can use the diary to record incidents, which can be used as evidence to involve authorities in more action later on. Download your respect diary here.