One in five people in Scotland are registered as having a disability, yet this category of hate crime accounts for only four per cent of reports to Police Scotland, and there is strong evidence to suggest this type of offence is significantly under reported. The Don't Tolerate Hate campaign has been designed to encourage people to come forward, to speak up and refuse to tolerate this kind of behaviour.
The campaign is being supported by charity I Am Me Scotland as well as people with lived experience of disability hate crime who have spoken out about their experiences, and feature in the campaign posters.
This year has been pretty similar to last year. We supported the "Your Hate Has No Home Here" campaign in October/November last year
We have also been expanding the Keep safe training and have delivered it to around 80 council employees who were drafted in to support vaccination centres in West Dunbartonshire
We are also in the process of refreshing training for our 3rd Party Reporting centres and online hate crime reporting:
Check out the Police Scotland Argyll & West Dunbartonshire Facebook & Twitter pages for other information and campaigns.
PC Bradley attended the Learning Disability Information Day at Clydebank Town Hall a couple of years ago. She was
providing information about a fantastic community group, I Am Me Scotland, who work in
partnership with Police Scotland to raise awareness of tackling disability hate crime and promoting