Say NO more autism and learning disability hate crime – #ImWithSam
Sam represents the 73% of people with learning disabilities and autism who have experienced hate crime. People who have been subjected to physical attacks, gang rape and emotional manipulation because of their disability. Our #ImWithSam hate crime campaign is a long term mission to tackle hate crime at its roots and promote better support for victims.
Autism and learning disability hate crime has now officially been reported as the most common form of disability hate crime – these statistics have been made available through our work with the Office of National Statistics.
In the first year of #ImWithSam we also worked with the Crown Prosecution Service, Police Force, Law Commission and PSHE Association. We drove changes to the criminal justice system, police training and school teaching.
We’re still working hard to achieve our eight campaign objectives and we continue to support those who can influence change – including you.
*statistics taken from Dimensions UK 2016 autism and learning disability hate crime survey.
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We’ve developed a range of guidance and free resources to help prevent and tackle autism and learning disability hate crime and support victims. These are tailored to you and we will publish more as our work continues. Sign up to show your support