Mate Crime is a type of abuse where people exploit friendships with vulnerable adults.
KBSP Mate Crime Leaflet KBSP have developed a leaflet to help people identify mate crime and provide advice on how to get help.
Safety Net: Friend or Fake? An Easy Read Guidance Booklet about Hate Crime and Mate Crime
Getting Away With Murder Disabled people’s experiences of hate crime in the UK
Brandon Trust holds workshops on how disabled people and staff can recognise mate crime. Read the Flyer for Disability Hate and Mate Crime Workshop .
Brandon Trust have produced a film about Disability hate crime and bullying and an accompanying Guide of Disability Hate Crime.
In 2018 the KBSP published a Thematic Mate Crime Review into the prevalence of Mate Crime in Bristol. You can read the full report on the SAR section of the KBSP website.
Cuckooing is where a criminal (or abuser), or someone connected with them, befriends an individual who lives on their own. The criminal then moves in and uses the property to operate unlawfully or carry out an abusive activity. The person being cuckooed is often lonely, isolated and vulnerable.
Ahead of Stop Adult Abuse Week (SAAW) 2020, KBSP and partners have put together a leaflet on Cuckooing and Covid-19.
A BSAB conference in 2018 on Adult Exploitation, Mate Crime and Coercive Control generated the following materials: