Reporting Disability Abuse

Disability abuse may be physical and / or verbal and may be aimed at a disabled person or persons or it may be that disability terminology or words are used in a derogatory manner towards non-disabled persons (such as a match official).

 

Discriminatory abuse may be related to a single protected characteristic (such as disability) or may be related to more than one protected characteristic (e.g. racial, homophobic, sexist, and/or disability related, etc).  

 

• Offensive language which may include name calling, and insults

• Abusive verbal or written comments which are intended to threaten or intimidate

• Physical assault

• Domestic violence

• Financial exploitation

• Damage to property

• Sexual abuse and assault

• Threats and intimidation

 


 

To report abuse you should contact any of the following organisations:

 

Level Playing Field

 

Level Playing Field will deal with any case of disability hate crime, abuse and discrimination with the utmost importance and discretion. We work closely with clubs and venues and will take any case of disability abuse to the club/venue in question, anonymously if you would prefer.

 

Telephone: 020 8621 2403

Email: info@levelplayingfield.org.uk 

 


 

EHRC via the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

 

The contact numbers for the new service are:

Phone: 0808 800 0082
Textphone: 0808 800 0084

Website: http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/

Post: FREEPOST Equality Advisory Support Service FPN4431

 


 

The FA

 

Telephone: 0800 085 0508

Email: footballforall@thefa.com

 

The FA Hear it, See it, Report it: Reporting discrimination in football further information can be found here.

Reporting Discrimination: Guidance for supporters attending professional and semi-professional matches

Reporting Discrimination: Guidance for supporters attending grassroots matches

 

The FA Rules & Governance - Equality & Inclusion

http://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/equality/inclusion

 


 

True Vision

 

Report a hate crime on-line to your local police force here 

Disability Hate Crime: Reporting Book (easy read)

 


 

The Rugby Football League

 

Telephone: 0113 237 5037 

 



Kick it Out

 

Telephone: 020 7842 8932

Email: info@kickitout.org 

Kick It Out Reporting App: Download from the Apple Store or Google Play

 


 

Disability Rights UK: Let's Stop Disability Hate Crime Guidance

 

Below are some useful documents from Disability Rights UK on empowering disabled people and their organisations to tackle disability hate crime.

 

Lets stop Disability Hate Crime: a guide for disabled people

Lets stop Disability Hate Crime: a guide for disabled people (easy read)

Lets stop Disability Hate Crime: a guide for non disabled people

Hate Crime Reporting Form