Reporting Disability Abuse
To report abuse you should contact any of the following organisations:
1. Level Playing Field, by phone on 020 8621 2403 or email@example.com
2. 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
Post: FREEPOST Equality Advisory Support Service FPN4431
3. The FA by phone on 0800 085 0508 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please visit their website: http://www.thefa.com/TheFA/WhoWeAre/ContactUs/NewsAndFeatures/2007/Contact_Us
The FA Hear it, See it, Report it: Reporting discrimination in football further information can be found here.
The FA Rules & Governance - Equality & Inclusion
4. True Vision: Report a hate crime on-line to your local police force here
Disability Hate Crime: Reporting Book (easy read)
5. The Rugby Football League on 0113 237 5037
6. Kick it Out by phone on 020 7842 8932, email email@example.com or via the Kick It Out app. Download the Kick It Out app from the Apple Store or Google Play
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).
Any crime could be a disability hate crime. LPF has noticed an increase in the number of disability hate crime incidents being reported at live sports events and on online fans forums in particular. Some of the offences that might be disability hate crimes or incidents
• Offensive language which may include name calling, and insults;
• Abusive verbal or written comments which are intended to threaten or intimidate (they will also include the use of e-mail,social networks, mobile phones);
• Physical assault;
• Domestic violence;
• Financial exploitation;
• Damage to property;
• Sexual abuse and assault; and
• Threats and intimidation.
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.