Our members include statutory public bodies, other relevant organisations, as well as charities/community and voluntary groups.
We are proud to work with the following PFD member organisations:
- AFC Bournemouth
- Bournemouth and Poole College
- Bournemouth Christchurch Poole Council
- Bournemouth University
- Citizens Advice Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole
- Community Action Network
- Crown Prosecution Service Wessex
- Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group
- Dorset Council
- Dorset HealthCare University Foundation Trust
- Dorset Police
Our action plan
Find out more about our current priorities for 2020/21, and the work of our six sub-groups.
Become a member!
PFD has a number of great partner organisations. If you can help with our plans and priorities or would like to support us, you can become a member organisation.
By becoming a member, you are committing to help us achieve the below aims and objectives as well as:
- attending quarterly meetings
- completing and reporting on actions from previous meetings
- identifying and promoting good practice
- seeking opportunities for press/social media initiatives as well as forthcoming events.
Our aims and objectives
- To raise awareness of and better understand the nature of prejudice incidents and hate crimes in Dorset.
- To challenge any discriminatory practice including deterring future offensive behaviour and hostility.
- To build confidence of those affected to report incidents and hate crimes.
- To undertake public reassurance to ensure that those experiencing prejudice receive appropriate responses and services.
- To ensure that the process of reporting such incidents/crimes is known and understood and the process is the best that it can possibly be.
- To encourage and engage all relevant agencies in reporting and effectively responding to prejudice incidents and hate crimes and to increase the number of reporting centres throughout Dorset.
- To develop and implement partnership initiatives which prevent and reduce prejudice incidents and hate crimes and promote community cohesion.
- To ensure that the work of relevant agencies and bodies dealing with hate incidents and crimes in Dorset is appropriately coordinated involving all anti-bullying leads and offering the appropriate support.
- To promulgate ‘best-practice’ concerning hate incidents/crimes across Dorset either from local, regional or national initiatives.
- To assess both hate incident/crime and performance management data to ensure that the correct action is being taken or required to be taken.
- To mandate and quality assure the relevant but necessary hate incident/crime training that is delivered throughout the county.
Membership application form
To contact us about becoming a member organisation, please fill in the form below.
Prejudice Free Dorset (PFD) is a partnership group made up of local agencies that seeks to promote inclusive communities across Dorset.