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This hub is full of helpful resources written by individuals, organisations and groups across Scotland working to improve Disability Safety

The links in this hub will take you to external websites. Please be advised that these links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only.

Pick from the following case studies related to Disability Hate Crime:

‘I Am Me’ Film (2015)

‘I Am Me’ tells the story of 24 year old Charlie, a young man with a learning disability and autism. Charlie loves gardening and books but hates shouting and graffiti.

The story begins as Charlie is moving into his own flat. With Charlie’s mum being ill and struggling with his care, Charlie’s older brother Tom is keen that he takes steps towards living a more independent life. Over time though Charlie is targeted by local youths and the abuse starts to escalate.

‘I Am Me’ is a hard hitting and emotional film that explores many complex issues surrounding the effects of disability hate crime, in a thought provoking yet sensitive way.

If anyone has been affected by Charlie’s story and they want to report an incident they can do this either:

By calling 101 (999 in an emergency)
In person at any Police Station or Third Party Reporting Centre Online at
http://www.scotland.police.uk/contact-us/hate-crime-third-party-reporting/
Support and assistance can be provided by Victim Support 0845 603 9213