DPULOs Making A Difference: disability hate crime – Expression of Interest

Update: Please note: the deadline for submitting Expressions of Interest has been extended to 5pm on Wednesday 7 March.

Introduction

We know that disability hate crime is a serious issue which affects a considerable number of disabled people and those around them each year. The seriousness and extent of the issues – plus its causes and effects – have been captured in a series of reports and publications, particularly over the last 3 years, most recently reflected in the EHRC’s Inquiry into disability hate crime and the debate in Westminster Hall in December 2011.

Alongside the role of various public agencies, the role of Disabled People’s User-Led Organisations in addressing all aspects of disability hate crime has been well described. Indeed, there are some good examples of how DPULOs have played a significant role in addressing disability hate crime.

However, this role and the difference it has made hasn’t necessarily been well understood or publicised.

A collection of case studies

To address this, the Strengthening DPULOs Programme is bringing together a collection of case studies of up to 10 DPULOs that have made a difference in addressing disability hate crime.

The collection will cover:

  • What a DPULO has done to address disability hate crime in their local area
  • How they went about doing this
  • What the results were
  • What general lessons we can learn from DPULOs being involved in addressing disability hate crime.

Dissemination

The collection of case studies would be widely disseminated through the DPULO network associated with the Strengthening DPULOs Programme and all its communications channels, including the ODI website, monthly email and social media.

We would also aim to disseminate this report to each police force in the country, as well as each local authority.

The collection would also inform the work ODI is doing on disability hate crime at present, particularly in informing the Disability Strategy.

How you can get involved

It is vitally important that this work is done by DPULOs.

The collection of case studies will therefore be coordinated and written by a DPULO. Support will also go directly to the DPULOs whose work will be a case study in order to support their effective contribution.

The role of the coordinating DPULO will be to:

  • Scope and agree potential DPULO case studies
  • Produce a case study template
  • Liaise with each chosen DPULO in writing their case study
  • Contribute to writing an introduction and conclusion for the collection
  • Draft the final collection.

We anticipate this work will take approximately 8-10 days in total.

Expressions of Interest

We would like DPULOs to submit a brief (no more than 2 A4 pages) Expression of Interest to coordinate this collection of work.

Your Expression of Interest should cover:

  • The DPULO’s knowledge, understanding and expertise regarding disability hate crime
  • The DPULO’s knowledge and understanding of how DPULOs can contribute to addressing disability hate crime
  • Demonstrable evidence of the DPULO’s networks and contacts with other DPULOs
  • The DPULO’s experience in project management
  • The DPULO’s experience in delivering high quality written materials in relatively short timescales
  • The DPULO’s capacity to demonstrate the ability to deliver this work within the next 2-3 months
  • Your proposed daily rate for this work.

This Expression of Interest will be considered and marked by the Strengthening DPULOs Programme team, and the coordinating DPULO will be chosen on the basis of the information provided. The work will be resourced through a grant to the coordinating DPULO.

Please submit your Expression of Interest to Richard.Watts1@dwp.gsi.gov.uk by 5pm on Wednesday 7 March 2012.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Rich above. Similarly, if you know someone who may be interested, please pass this information on to them.

Strengthening DPULOs Programme, February 2012

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