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|07 Jul 2017|
Forth Valley Stronger Together
The Housing and Us Group, supported by Perth Independent Advocacy have now released their new dvd on bullying and harassment. There are instructions ( educational resources) for how best to use this available.
There is one for staff training, one for community groups and organisations, and the one for secondary schools will be ready to go for the new term in September. Not only is there a hard copy but it can be accessed on line at www.pkc.gov.uk/itgoeson .
It has been worth the wait and we urge you to look at and use this resource.
Last year new legislation was passed which made it possible for those who attack people with learning disabilities to be treated more seriously. However the failure of the police or the Procurator Fiscal\'s office to use this legislation makes us wonder if it is any more than just window dressing.
BBC Scotland reports that \"Two teenage girls carried out a prolonged \"degrading\" assault on a vulnerable young man, Arbroath Sheriff Court has heard. Paige Sharp, 16, and Danielle Sinclair, 17, admitted assaulting the 21-year-old man, who suffered from learning difficulties.\" Read the story here.
The intensity, nature and duration of their attack indicates that the girls knew they were attacking someone with learning disabilities and took advantage of this. Yet they have not been charged under the new law and will get lighter sentences as a result.
The question we are asking is has anyone at all been charged under the new legislation?