#WhoRYa: A Regional Conference to Raise Awareness of Mate Crime

Mate Crime Conference

Sir Tom Cowie Campus

Mate Crime occurs when a person is harmed or taken advantage of by someone they thought was their friend.  The term ‘Mate Crime’ is being used by some disability organisations to raise awareness. People with learning disabilities for example are often befriended by people who then exploit them.

The conference will raise the awareness of Mate Crime through the use of local case studies   as well as explore ways of improved multi-agency working around the issue.

Workshops will include:

Online Abuse and Learning Disability – Glen Batey

Cuckooing/County Lines Criminality – Andy Fairlamb

Hate Crime/Mate Crime and the Law – Professor Catherine Donovan, Sunderland University

Adult Multi-Agency Working in an Adult Setting – Julie Crichton, Gateshead Council

Modern Day Slavery – Chris Reeves, Hope for Justice       

Mate Crime – Rod Landman 

Please note: places are limited and NOT guaranteed – places will be allocated and you will receive confirmation by Monday 8th January 2018

Please return your expression of interest to lynn.hodson@southtyneside.gov.uk