At Equal-Lives we believe that people experiencing disabling barriers should have the opportunity to have a say in all aspects of their lives. To support this we often run questionnaires and surveys to gather people’s experiences and views on a variety of issues. You can find our open consultations on this page. You can also find on this page links to old responses.
Survey regarding Crimes Against Disabled People
At Equal Lives we know crime is something that affects many disabled people and through our work we know that some people have better experiences than others when reporting crime. We want to help the system work better for ALL the disabled people that use it
We want your views about the Crown Prosecution Service. When a crime or incident is reported to the police, the police collect information and evidence. This is then taken to the Crown Prosecution Service, (CPS), who decide whether it goes to court. The CPS have produced a “Public Policy Statement on the Prosecution of Crimes Against Disabled People” (https://www.cps.gov.uk/consultations/hate_crime_dhc_consultation_2016.pdf)
We would like to hear your views and experiences so we can respond to this. You can find out more and complete our survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ELCPS