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Leaflets offer tips for people with learning difficulties to stay safe

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 01, 2014

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LEAFLETS containing tips to help keep people with learning difficulties stay safe are being promoted by Derbyshire County Council as part of its 'Hate Crime and Keeping Safe' project.

The authority is hoping the information leaflets, published by national charity McIntyre, will help people in situations involving internet safety, friends or pretend friends, travelling safely, identity theft and protecting the home, among other things.

Advice includes things like keeping doors and windows locked and not carrying more valuables or money than is necessary when out and about.

It supports the ongoing Hate Crime and Keeping Safe campaign, which is a partnership between Derbyshire Police and the Derbyshire Learning Disability Partnership. It aims to stop the bullying and abuse of people with learning disabilities and help them to stay safe.

Paul Smith (right), deputy cabinet member for health and communities at Derbyshire County Council, said: "These new fact sheets are focused on the issues we know that people with learning disabilities can be faced with."

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