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Inquiry into disability-related harassment

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Mon, 19/09/2011

'Hidden in plain sight' - the final report of EHRC's (Equality and Human Rights Commission) inquiry into disability-related harassment - uncovers not only that harassment is a commonplace experience for disabled people, but also that a culture of disbelief and systemic institutional failures are preventing it from being tackled effectively.

As well as reporting on the extent of harassment, the report also includes a review of ten cases to look at what, if any, lessons have been learnt in each case, and makes recommendations to public authorities to help them deal with the problems uncovered.

Please visit where you can find:

  • The final report and executive summary
  • A collection of real life case studies covering some of the most serious and compelling cases of disability-related harassment
  • Research reports considering the role of public bodies and disabled people's experiences and concerns about crime
  • Sector specific briefing papers that contain draft recommendations for public authorities
  • A series of videos to launch the report including a live webcast from this week's launch event featuring speeches from Keir Starmer, Director of Public Prosecutions, Chief Constable Stephen Otter, ACPO, Rachel Perkins, Chair, Equality 2025 and Frances Affleck, Living Our Lives In Safety Project Coordinator, CHANGE.

You can contact EHRC by email: or share the report and your views on Twitter using the hashtag #disbelief.