The story of Eileen – a Romani gypsy

Did you know Romani gypsy families have been living in Dorset since the 16th century? Let’s find out more about them and their fascinating lifestyle – through the remarkable story of a lady who spent most of her life on the road. Travelling for fifty years by horse and waggon might be difficult to imagineContinue reading “The story of Eileen – a Romani gypsy”

Training dates: 3rd party reporting

Prejudice Free Dorset is pleased to offer a set of free, online training sessions on third party reporting to organisations across Dorset. The sessions, which can be booked free of charge via Eventbrite, are suitable for any organisation looking to become a third party reporting centre, as well as organisations already working with us. SpacesContinue reading “Training dates: 3rd party reporting”

‘Uniting businesses to tackle hate crime’ – a letter from our Business Sub-Committee

By Dr. Ray Davies, Chair of Business Sub-Committee, PFD Dear PFD Members and Friends, Prejudice Free Dorset’s Business Sub-Committee was born from the 2019 ‘No Place for Hate’ Conference. Delegates felt that local businesses could play a real part in helping to reduce prejudice in our county. We’re now into the final months of theContinue reading “‘Uniting businesses to tackle hate crime’ – a letter from our Business Sub-Committee”

Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020

During Hate Crime Awareness Week (10th – 17th October), partners in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Dorset will continue to work together to promote awareness around tackling prejudice and hate crime. Look out for events and activities on Prejudice Free Dorset’s website, Twitter and Facebook page.  In the meantime, there are 26 local reporting centres forContinue reading “Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020”

New working group to support BAME residents, visitors and staff

By Graham Farrant, Chief Executive at BCP Council The recent local, national and international protests have provoked a lot of discussion amongst BCP Council members and the leadership team of the Council, who are committed to addressing the diversity and equalities agenda of our Corporate Strategy and Delivery Plan.  An independent working group is nowContinue reading “New working group to support BAME residents, visitors and staff”

A positive view of ageing

By Susan Ward-Rice, Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Dorset Council In both BCP and Dorset Council areas, the number of older people is above average. In the BCP area alone, there are over 85,000 people aged 65+, whilst in the rest of Dorset the figure is in excess of 107,000 – and those numbers areContinue reading “A positive view of ageing”

Working together to ensure Dorset is no place for hate

By Martyn Underhill, Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner I am proud to be a member of Prejudice Free Dorset and its work to raise awareness of hate crime in Dorset. It brings organisations together with a common goal to help make the county a place where everyone can live, work and visit free from hostilityContinue reading “Working together to ensure Dorset is no place for hate”

Building a prejudice free community

By Superintendent Gavin Dudfield, Chair of Prejudice Free Dorset All members of Prejudice Free Dorset have been asked to write a short blog regarding their roles, any projects they are working on or any current or non-recent issues that may be of interest to those who visit this site.  I have decided to simply writeContinue reading “Building a prejudice free community”

EBYA stars return with new digital show [VIDEO]

The undoubted stars of the 2019 No Place for Hate Conference were the performers from Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists (EBYA). They were, by far, noted as the most uplifting part of the  conference and Prejudice Free Dorset wanted to bring you up to date with what they have been up to recently. Since the beginningContinue reading “EBYA stars return with new digital show [VIDEO]”

We need your input!

We’re looking at commissioning a new Hate Crime Reporting App, as the current app isn’t universally accessible. But before we do so, we would like to know your views! In order for the PFD App to be as useful as possible we want to understand what features you would like to see, and whether youContinue reading “We need your input!”