Hate Crime continues to be an important issue for people with learning disabilities in Scotland. Research has shown that people with disabilities are almost twice as likely to be victims of violence as non-disabled adults.
People with learning disabilities tell us that hate crime and other forms of harassment are common occurrences in their daily lives.
SCLD is committed to promoting the wellbeing of people with learning disabilities and consider ourselves to have a safeguarding role in support of this aim. Encouraging the reporting and prevention of hate crime is an important part of this.
For more information on what we are doing to help people to identify and report hate crime please read:
Hate Crime and Third Party Reporting Centres: A mapping and scoping exercise
Hate Crime and Third Party Reporting Centres Easy Read version
How to Guide on Hate Crime Projects (funded by the Scottish Government’s The Keys to life Development Fund)
You can view all of SCLD’s resources on our Reports & Publications page.