Hidden in plain sight - the launch of the Disability Harassment Inquiry report

'Hidden in plain sight' -  the final report of our groundbreaking inquiry into disability-related harassment. The report uncovers not only that harassment is a commonplace experience for disabled people, but also that a culture of disbelief and systemic institutional failures are preventing it from being tackled effectively.

As well as reporting on the extent of harassment, the report also includes a review of ten cases to look at what, if any, lessons have been learnt in each case, and makes recommendations to public authorities to help them deal with the problems uncovered. 

We urge you to read the report findings and draft recommendations for public authorities aimed at tackling disability-related harassment. Please visit our website atwww.equalityhumanrights.com/dhfi where you can find the following: 

  • The final report and executive summary 

  • A collection of real life case studies covering some of the most serious and compelling cases of disability-related harassment

  • Research reports considering the role of public bodies and disabled people's experiences and concerns about crime

  • Sector specific briefing papers that contain draft recommendations for public authorities 

  • A series of videos to launch the report including a live webcast from this week's launch event featuring speeches from Keir Starmer, Director of Public Prosecutions,  Chief Constable Stephen Otter, ACPO, Rachel Perkins, Chair, Equality 2025 and Frances Affleck, Living Our Lives In Safety Project Coordinator, CHANGE.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many organisations and individuals who have supported us throughout the past two years on this formal Inquiry and welcome your feedback on the report.

You can contact us by email at: communications@equalityhumanrights.com  or share the report and your views on Twitter using the hashtag #disbelief.


Yours sincerely,


Richard Emmott
Group Director, Engagement and Intelligence

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