Policy paper

Government response to 'Hidden in Plain Sight' report

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Government response and progress update to Equality and Human Rights Commission report 'Hidden in Plain Sight'.


In July 2012, the government published its response to the EHRC recommendations from its inquiry into disability related harassment. Our response set out our commitment to tackle disability related harassment and how we planned to take forward work to address the issues identified, including through ‘Challenge it, Report it, Stop it’, the government’s plan to tackle hate crime.

This update provides an overview of the government’s specific achievements to address hate crime and disability-related harassment to date. Over the last year we have made significant progress in a number of areas to identify gaps and improve our response to disability equality, change negative attitudes and provide support for disabled people and disabled people’s organisations.

We recognise that there is still more to do and we will continue to work in partnership with the commission and other agencies to make progress on this important issue.