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Disability awareness campaign launched in Dorset
12:30pm Saturday 23rd February 2013 in News
A NEW campaign against disability-related harassment designed by college students has been launched across Dorset.
Speak Out aims to give disabled people the confidence to come forward and report bullying or harassment whilst ensuring that they are given the support and advice they need.
Cllr Lawrence Williams, cabinet member at Bournemouth council, said: “Many people are shocked to hear that disabled people are victims of bullying and harassment.”
Detective Superintendent Garrick Smith said: “Dorset Police is concerned that some victims of disability-related harassment are not reporting incidents to the police.
l Victims of hate crime can report incidents by contacting Dorset Police directly on 101 or can log onto Dorset Police website or their local authority website.