In September 2011, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published ‘Hidden in plain sight’, the final report of its inquiry into disability-related harassment. The Government published its response to the report in July 2012.
The EHRC report uncovers that harassment is a commonplace experience for disabled people, but 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 case studies and makes recommendations to public authorities to help them deal with the problems uncovered.
The Government response addresses the Commission’s core recommendations and then addresses the recommendations that are aimed at specific Government Departments and their agencies.
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Click here for details of Government response