Disability Equality Scotland is working with partners from Police Scotland, Transport Scotland and SESTran (South East of Scotland Transport Partnership) to host an event on the topic of Hate Crime on Public Transport.
Hate Crime has become more of an issue, but specifically so on public transport and we are keen to hold a discussion on ways in which we can all take steps to combat it.
To give you some background; Transport Scotland are keen to establish a national Hate Crime Charter, which would set out a series of pledges to tackle hate crime. The idea will be that transport providers sign up to this Charter, pledging their commitment to tackling hate crime. This event will bring together disabled people, as well as other equality organisations and transport providers to discuss all forms of hate crime on public transport, the potential for a Hate Crime Charter; including what it would have to contain to be useful, and how a Charter could be implemented and monitored to make a difference.
The event will take place on Thursday 13th December at The Ability Centre
Carmondean, Livingston, EH54 8PT. The event will start at 11:00am until 3pm, with registration opening at 10:45am, and will consist of presentations from Police Scotland, from people detailing their own experiences of hate crime on public transport and group discussions.
The event is free to attend and lunch will be provided.
Spaces are limited. To register for your free place, please use the Eventbrite link here:
alternatively call the Disability Equality Scotland office on 01259 272064.