Creating a fairer Britain
The call for evidence in the Inquiry into disability-related harassment is now closed. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the Inquiry for their time and input.
If you have already contacted us to let us know you wish to submit evidence to the Inquiry prior to the extended deadline of the 17 September, we will accept this evidence in to the Inquiry.
During the next phase of the Inquiry we will begin to analyse the evidence we have received, and talk to public bodies and transport operators about what the evidence tells us with the aim of making recommendations in our final report which is due to be published in Spring 2011.
If you have been harassed because of your disability, or someone close to you has been affected, we want to hear about your experience. We want to hear from people who are Deaf or disabled, including those with mental health conditions and long term health conditions, as well as their family, friends or associates. We want to know what happened and what public authorities and public transport operators did or didnt do to help.
Your experiences positive or negative will help the Commission to show what police, social services, schools, bus companies and other agencies can do to put an end to the harassment of disabled people in public places and behind closed doors. If youre not sure what to tell us, we have a questionnaire to help get you started.
You can give your evidence anonymously but providing a name and contact details will help us if we need to contact you to find out more about what happened. Your personal information will be treated as confidential.
Individuals wishing to submit evidence may prefer to complete our downloadable questionnaire or by contacting the helpline on the numbers given below.
If you require any reasonable adjustments that are not met by the above methods, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
We are seeking responses from:
We are specifically interested in finding out about:
Evidence does not have to address each individual point. For example, it can focus on addressing the causes of harassment or on the actions of a specific public body.
Submissions from organisations or public bodies should:
The Call for Evidence questionnaire can be downloaded in a range of formats:
There are a number of ways to provide evidence to the Inquiry:
Please note: The deadline for providing evidence is now Friday 17 September 2010.
The deadline for providing evidence is now Friday 17 September 2010.
You can respond through any of the following methods:
We would like to thank you for providing evidence to the Disability Harassment Inquiry. We will consider all responses we receive. However, due to the anticipated level of response, and to ensure confidentiality, we will not automatically acknowledge your response unless you specifically ask us to.
For details of the terms of reference and scope of this inquiry please read the Statutory Notice in full.
To check how we will protect your information please read about Data Handling and confidentiality for this inquiry.