Hate and mate crime
West Yorkshire Police are working with Calderdale Hate Crime Partnership and Calderdale Metropolitan Council. Together they have set up Hate Incident Reporting Centres to encourage victims of racist, homophobic, disability and faith based abuse to report any incidents. There are centres all around Calderdale so that people can go to a location of their choice.
The reporting centres provide alternative venues (in addition to Police Stations), for the reporting and recording of hate incidents. The service is provided by trained staff.
If you would like further information please contact the Council's Hate Crime Co-coordinator on 01422 392869.
The Stop Learning Disability Hate Crime is a national helpline for reporting, support and information - as well as for support from other agencies, such as the police and housing providers. The helpline is available 24 hours a day for anyone in England and Wales who is affected by Learning Disability Hate Crime or knows someone who is.
Talk to the Stop Learning Disability Hate Crime helpline on 0808 802 1155
Mate crime is a form of hate crime and happens when people befriend someone with learning disabilities in order to rip them off, abuse or exploit them.
There is an organisation called safety net that helps local agencies develop systems to tackle Mate crime. It will raise awareness and deliver publicity campaigns and training for people with learning disabilities and the people who work with them.
Safety Net is a national project, with pilot sites in Calderdale and North Devon. You can find out more at the Arc Safety website.