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Disability Cornwall
Third Party Reporting Centre

Picture: A purple hand with the word 'no' in white capital letters on its palm complete the statement 'we say no to hate' accompanies a black & white photo of five teenagers blocking the route of a young man on a mobility scooter

 

 

 

While the vast majority of disabled people and their families live safely and peacefully in their communities, it is an unfortunate fact that some disabled people experience discrimination and abuse due to their impairments.

 

 

 

Any incident of abuse, whether physical or verbal, experienced by a disabled person is identified as a Hate Crime, the official definition of which is:

 

"Any offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person's race; religion; sexual orientation or disability"

 

Not everyone is comfortable reporting their experiences and dealing with the police. This is why Third Party Reporting Centres have been established across Cornwall, to provide information, advice and support to people with any concerns.

 

disAbility Cornwall & Isles of Scilly is a Third Party Reporting Centre.

 

We can:

 

  • Support you to make a report to the police, if you wish

  • Gather anonymous information about your experience to help improve how the police deal with hate crime incidents

  • Refer and signpost you to the appropriate specialist organisation to meet your needs.

 

We cannot:

 

  • Decide whether a crime has been committed

  • Do any investigation work, only the police can do this.

 

There are four other Third Party Reporting Centres in Cornwall:

 

 

It's really important that people are encouraged to tell their stories.

 

Even anonymous reports will help increase the statistics and improve how victim support services and policing are provided.

 

 

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