Figures obtained by 5 live Investigates show reported hate crimes against disabled children are rising. Police forces across the UK recorded 450 incidents reported last year, up from 181 in 2014-15, 5 live Investigates found. The Home Office says the rise was due to better reporting and more victims willing to come forward.
Bethan Germon's 23-month-old daughter Lydia has hydrocephalus, or water on the brain, which causes her head to swell.
It means at one point Lydia's head was double its natural size. She also has cerebral palsy and is fed through a tube.
"You see a really ugly side of people online to the point where they say they wish she was dead or why don't we kill her," Bethan said.
"The online commenting has easily been the worst and my husband has actually made sure that I come offline for a couple of days when things have been said.
Adrian Goldberg uncovers a rise in the number of patient attacks on mental health workers over the last five years. Figures obtained by 5 live Investigates show a 25% rise in assaults on staff.
Incidents over that time include a healthcare assistant who was stabbed to death; a member of staff whose finger was bitten off and a nurse who had boiling water thrown in their face.
Last year there were over 40,000 cases, and the number in England alone has increased by more than a third. Adrian speaks to those at centre of the story and finds out what is being done to reduce the numbers.
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Sex Abuse Compensation
The Victims' Commissioner Baroness Newlove has told 5 live Investigates she is launching an investigation into the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority over concerns it is failing the most vulnerable victims in society. Two of the UK's biggest charities tell the programme that hundreds of victims of child sexual abuse could suffer further psychological damage because of delays in reviewing compensation claims. Ten weeks ago the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) promised an 'urgent' review of cases in which payments were refused because victims were deemed to have consented to their abuse. Barnardo's and Victim Support have accused CICA of 'victim blaming' and say delays in reviewing the cases could cause further distress. The programme hears from those who've been affected and those who are trying to changes the way CICA works. The Ministry of Justice says victims who have been groomed should never be treated as if they consented and it's is vital that victims get access to the compensation they deserve.
More and more lorry drivers are manipulating the on board computers which measure their driving time - putting their lives and the lives of other road users at risk. The DVSA has told 5 live Investigates there has been a 21 per cent increase in the number of drivers caught using cheat devices. But the so-called 'interrupters' don't just allow drivers to drive tired - they stop speedometers and anti-lock braking systems from working which could have catastrophic consequences on the roads.
Firefighters and Mental Illness
The number of UK fire and rescue staff taking long-term sick leave due to mental illness has risen by nearly a third over the last six years a according to figures obtained by 5 live Invesigates. In London, fire staff taking leave for conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder has doubled since 2011-12. 103 London fire staff have taken mental health leave this year, some after working at the Grenfell Tower tragedy. London Fire Brigade Borough Commander Richard Welch talks about how firefighters coped when confronted with the horrific scenes inside. And former firefighter Andy Graham tells the programme how his life has been haunted by some of the incidents he's attended during a 30 year career.