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Online game helps protect vulnerable people from hate crime

Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner has offered his full support to a learning app that helps protect vulnerable people from hate crime as the nation marks Learning Disability Week.

The ‘Report It’ game has been created by Smile! Stop Hate Crime (SSHC) - a partnership project between Nottingham Mencap, Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils and the PCC.

It has been designed by students at Confetti Nottingham in collaboration with Nottingham Mencap and aims to help vulnerable people including those with learning disabilities to understand what hate crime is and how to report it.

Project leaders are more worried than ever about the safety of people with learning disabilities in lockdown and the possible lack of a support network.

Praising the app, Mr Tipping said: “Hate crime is a serious issue and interactive tools like this make it easier for vulnerable people to understand whether they have been a victim and how they can access help.

“The students have done a fantastic job of engaging players with vibrant graphics and fun characters. This is a great example of the positive and innovative work underway in Nottinghamshire to protect vulnerable people and sends out a powerful message in Learning Disability Week.”

Learning Disability Week takes place between June 15th and 21st and aims to raise awareness of learning disabilities across the UK.

The new app, which is free of charge and can also be played on android and a Pc, is available for download on Googleplay.

The partnership is encouraging those who work with people with learning disabilities to use the tool to help keep them safe. There is also a Youtube link to show players how to navigate the game.

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Posted on Thursday 18th June 2020
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