Jigsaw is the first project in Kent to raise awareness of disability hate crime against people with autism and learning disabilities.
Our 'living in fear' 3-year research project told us that almost half of those surveyed experienced victimisation. Although the impact of crimes and incidents could be serious and long lasting, 62% didn't report incidents to the police.
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- We are delivering workshops for people with learning disabilities and autism across Medway and Kent. Workshops focus on giving people the confidence to report incidents and how to do so.
- We provide assembly or class-room based talks to school children about the impacts of hate crimes against people with learning disabilities and autism.
- We are working with Kent Police, Victim Support, Court service, other agencies, public transport and businesses to raise awareness of learning disabilities and autism. This will give professionals a greater understanding when supporting victims of crime. It will also give them an ability work proactively to prevent events from happening in the first place.
- We are training people with learning disabilities and autism as 'experts by experience'. They will co-deliver the awareness sessions.
- We have developed guidance for GPs in Medway when carrying out health checks. This will help them identify and support those who may have been victims of hate crime.
- We have worked with Medway Youth Trust to develop and DVD showing hate crime scenarios and appropriate responses.
Hidden Consequences - raising awareness of disability hate crime
If you would like to find out more about Jigsaw, please contact us.