About us

Who we are, What we do

Dorset Race Equality Council (Dorset REC) is a registered charity (No: 1104642) and a company limited by guarantee (No: 5018604). It is an independent and impartial membership body.
We inform and educate regarding race/ethnic relations.
Eliminate and counter misunderstanding and negative political propaganda.
Raise awareness of race/ethnic equality issues with both public sector organisations and private businesses.
Challenge prejudice and disadvantage and promote the importance of a diverse society.
Inform minority ethnic individuals of their rights.
Strengthen community relations in Dorset.
Work with partner organisations to influence policy and combat racial discrimination and racial violence.
Uphold both the letter and the spirit of UK and EU law.

Dorset REC is explicit about tackling racial discrimination and our support for race equality. We take a lead in the community in Dorset in the following areas:

Dealing with racial discrimination.
Supporting victims of racial discrimination.
Promoting good relations between persons of different racial groups.
Gathering and monitoring racial incidence data in partnership with other agencies.
Offer training to various organisation.
Perform research projects for outside agencies concerning race/ethnic issues.


Our Vision
Our vision is one of strong, safe and sustainable communities in Dorset in which diversity is valued and people of all races/ ethnicities have equal opportunities and live free from discrimination.


Our Mission
Our mission is supporting individuals, communities and institutions in challenging racism, celebrating diversity and promoting equality of opportunity for all in Dorset.


Our Aims
i.    Ensure that ethnic minority individuals and communities in Dorset feel empowered to challenge racism and discrimination and have access to support and information
ii.    Promote the celebration of  ethnic, cultural and religious diversity in Dorset society and strengthen local ethnic minority organisations
iii.   Work towards making public, private and voluntary sector agencies in Dorset fully representative of, and responsive to, the ethnic, cultural and religious diversity of the population; offering equal opportunities and equal access to all.




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