Forth Valley Sensory Centre

Hate Crime Event 24th Jan

Disability Equality Scotland in partnership with The Scottish Government, and The Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC) present an event on hate crime in Falkirk.

As part of Disability Equality Scotland’s on-going work with The Scottish Government, they will be holding a Hate Crime event. Hate Crime remains an issue. The aim of this event is to bring together disabled people and other equalities groups. This is an opportunity to discuss how everyone can take steps to combat it.

Disability Equality Scotland is working with Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC) and with Police Scotland to host this event, which is part of their commitment to the Scottish Government to engage with communities.

The event is a chance to discuss the topic of hate crime, and specifically the barriers to reporting incidents of hate crime. You might have been a victim yourself, or seen or heard of other people being victims of hate crime. This event is an opportunity to share experiences and raise awareness of ways to report these crimes.

The event will start at 10am – 12noon. The event will include presentations and the opportunity for group discussion. The event is free to attend and there are spaces available.

To book your free place please contact emma@disabilityequality.scot
Telephone: 01259 272064 or book online at Eventbrite: https://hate-crime-reporting-roadshow.eventbrite.co.uk
Date: 24 January 2019
Time: 10am – 12noon
Venue: Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Redbrae Road, Camelon, Falkirk, FK1 4DD

Reporting Hate Crime

Forth Valley Sensory Centre is a Third Party Reporting Centre for Hate Crime.

We have worked with Forth Valley Police and CSREC to make sure that we are able to report Hate Crime properly and sensitively. It can be dona anonymously, but the important thing is to report it.

We know from our Centre Users and through our Personal Safety Classes with The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety, that many people, who are victims of Hate Crime simply do not report it, considering it to be part and parcel of having a disability.

If it isn’t reported, the Police cannot do anything to prevent it. Please do not ignore personal attacks, either physical or verbal.

For those who feel threatened in public during the week, we are also registered as a ‘I am me’ Keep Safe Place with Police Scotland too. You can read more about that here

You can also use one of the Awareness Cards to help you deal with emergency service or public bodies around Forth Valley. These are available free from our recption and other outlets.

Image of the Forth Valley Awareness cards which are helping combat Hate Crime

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