Keeping Safe launch

13th October 2022

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has launched an Easy Read leaflet to help people with disabilities understand when a hate crime has been committed and how they can report it.

A team from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner worked with local disability groups to create the ‘Keeping Safe’ leaflet, ensuring that it is accessible and easy for people with a range of disabilities to understand.

It has been launched during Hate Crime Awareness Week as part of a wider campaign to raise awareness of hate crime in Gwent.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert said: “Hate crime is a horrible, complex offence that can leave victims dealing with physical and emotional damage for many years. Sadly, residents with disabilities are often targets for this horrific crime.

“This leaflet aims to help break down barriers between people with disabilities and the police, and increase the reporting of hate crimes in Gwent. I would like to thank everyone who worked hard to help us create it.

“I urge anyone who has experienced any type of hate crime to report it, or if it has happened in the past, please seek help and support.

“Connect Gwent, which I am proud to fund, provides confidential advice and support to victims of hate crime.”

There are many ways to report an incident:

  • In an emergency call 999
  • To report an incident call 101
  • Message @gwentpolice on social media
  • Emailing
  • Report a hate crime anonymously call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
  • To seek help and support call Connect Gwent: 0300 302 3670 or visit:

Keeping Safe leaflet