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News: Disability Equality Scotland Poll Highlights Support for Hate Crime Charter

In the latest poll by Disability Equality Scotland, 92% (106 respondents) supported the introduction of a Hate Crime Charter on public transport. Disability Equality Scotland lead a Working Group to take forward the Hate Crime Charter project. The aim of the project is to create a recognised system to encourage transport providers, members of the public and other services to support a zero-tolerance approach to hate crime. Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to their members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 14 October 2019, the following question was posed: “Would a Hate Crime
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Majority of Disability Equality Members feel confident in reporting an incident of doorstep crime

In a new poll by Disability Equality Scotland, the majority of members who responded feel confident in reporting  an incident of doorstep crime. A summary of the responses is found below: Question: Would you feel confident to report an incident, or suspected incident of doorstep crime? Results:  Yes 94% (29 respondents) No 6% (2 respondents) Your comments:  “Fortunately I live on an island so anyone with criminal intent has to make an effort to come here and has to leave again on a ferry, so we have very little doorstep trouble” “We have these doorsetep traders call several times a
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News: Scottish government publishes ‘easy read’ Victims’ Code

An ‘easy read’ version of the Victims’ Code for Scotland has been launched to help victims with communications difficulties understand their rights. The Scottish government has also awarded £50,000 to the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) to develop a speech, language and communication screening tool for use by Appropriate Adults, who help vulnerable individuals with communication difficulties when they are in contact with the police. Speaking ahead of a visit to Victim Support Scotland in Edinburgh, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf said: “Anyone who has been a victim of crime should have confidence that they will receive the right support and advice through the criminal justice process and
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News: Police Scotland launch Safer Communities Twitter Feed

Police Scotland Safer Communities department (which includes ourselves in Equality and Diversity) are delighted to launch our @PSsafercomms twitter feed. Please can I ask that you follow our account and tag and share any relevant information and other partners who may want to follow us. We will post messages regarding partnership working, engagement events and advice on crime prevention.
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Coming Soon: Hate Crime on Public Transport – West Lothian

We are working with our partners from Police Scotland, Transport Scotland and SESTran (South East of Scotland Transport Partnership) to host an event on the topic of Hate Crime on Public Transport. Hate Crime has become more of an issue, but specifically so on public transport and we are keen to hold a discussion on ways in which we can all take steps to combat it. Transport Scotland are keen to establish a national Hate Crime Charter, which would set out a series of pledges to tackle hate crime.  The idea will be that transport providers sign up to this Charter, pledging their commitment
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