Prejudice Free Dorset (PFD) is a partnership organisation that seeks to promote inclusive communities across Dorset. The group works together to challenge prejudice in Dorset so that all individuals can go about their daily lives safely and with confidence.
Prejudice Free Dorset members include: Dorset Police, Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Bournemouth Borough Council, Borough of Poole Council, Dorset County Council, Bournemouth University, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Victim Support, NHS and other third sector community groups.
Our message is clear: hate crime will never be tolerated , victims of crime will be supported and offenders will be brought to justice, where possible.
The aims of PFD are documented in a “Terms of reference” document which details how we will raise awareness of and better understand the nature of prejudice incidents and hate crimes in Dorset.
The practical steps which are available to challenge any discriminatory practice and build confidence of those affected to report incidents and hate crimes.
PFD ensures that those experiencing prejudice receive appropriate responses and services. We also that there are a range of methods to report hate incidents and crimes to different agencies throughout Dorset.
PFD ensure that the work of relevant agencies and bodies dealing with hate incidents and crimes in Dorset is appropriately co-ordinated.
We share ‘best-practice’ concerning preventing and responding hate incidents/crimes across Dorset from local, regional or national initiatives.
PFD assess both hate incident/crime and performance management data to identify trends and to ensure that the correct action is being taken.
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