Disability Equality NW have been awarded Big Lottery Funding for the Developing From The Negatives Project (DFN)
What is the DFN?
Developing from the Negatives’ project aims to raise awareness of Disability Hate Crime and encourage reporting.
What is a Hate Crime?
Hate Crime is any crime which is hurtful, unfriendly or unfair to the victim because of the their:
- race or ethnicity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
- transgender identity
This can be committed against a person or property. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime.
Hate crimes and incidents hurt; they can be confusing and frightening. By reporting them when they happen to you, you may be able to prevent these incidents from happening to someone else.
There are many ways you can report a hate crime, whether as a victim, witness or worried individual.
Reporting a Hate Crime
2 You can speak to the police in confidence. You do not have to give your details. Contact by phone or visit your local police station
- Emergency – call 999 or 112
- Non emergency – call 101
If you cannot make voice calls, you can now contact the 999 emergency services by SMS text from your mobile phone. You will only be able to use this service if you have registered with emergency SMS first (contact us to find out how.3 You can report online and can also download the self-reporting form and send this to your local police force.
How can you help?
There are lots of ways you can get involved in the project – by attending one of our sessions, reporting a hate crime or becoming a volunteer. Please get in touch with one of our team to find out more.
Send a message
Call 01772 558 863 and select Option 2
The DfN office is open Monday to Friday between 9.30 am until 3pm
Write to DfN
Developing From the Negatives
Disability Equality North West
103-104 Church Street, Preston,
Lancashire. PR1 3BS