PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOW KNOWN AS - Preston & Western Lancashire Racial Equality and Diversity Council - since 29 April 2015
Race Hate Awareness and Prevention (RHAP)
PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM 1st JUNE 2013 - Unfortunately due to no further funding the RHAP project is no longer active at the REC.
If you are a victim of Hate Crime and wish to report it, you can call 101.
If your incident is an emergency call 999, or if you would like to speak to someone, contact your local Police.  You can pass on information about crime, anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.  Or you can report online, directly at;
Many thanks to all our users and partners of this Service. 
"A racist incident is any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person."

Racist attacks are against the law. Tackling racist incidents is of top priority for Preston and Western Lancashire Racial Equality Council. RHAP is a five year project funded by the Big Lottery aiming to provide an enhanced service to those affected by racism. RHAP works in partnership with key agencies but is independent of the Police.


Verbal Abuse, Physical attacks, Damage to property, Arson, Murder, Graffiti, Text Messages, Emails, letters, Phone calls, Cyber bullying

Click on the link below to report an incident:

For further information on RHAP and available services please contact the RHAP officers:
View the trailer for the Hate Crime DVD below;
For further information on a Hate Crime Education Package, please click on the following link;
   It's not a race, let's finish it together!
Have a look at our Lancashire Against Hate DVD;
 Have a look at our Promotional information; 
(If you require a Professional Printed copy of the above PDF, please contact RHAP)
 Click on the link below to go to the Links and Resouces page;
 STOP PRESS  ...  
Launch of Evaluation of Race Hate Awareness & Prevention, undertaken by leading Author and Researcher on Hate Crimes, Dr. Paul Iganski 2012. 
Click on the link to read the Report! /uploads/RHAP Report - Web - Email - 98 pdf.pdf

CONGRATULATIONS to RHAP for winning the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Community Project of the Year category at the European Diversity Awards 2012
The event was held in September at the Savoy Hotel in London. 
Click on the link to see other EDA winners;
Preston & Western Lancashire REC's Race Hate Awareness & Prevention Team have successfully secured funding for a further 12 months.  Click link below for details from Big Lottery Fund;
WELL DONE to the RHAP team and Partners on receiving the Advancing Equality Award at the COMPACT Awards 2011!
Compact Voice have used the partnership achievements as a case-study on their website for all to see.  The link will take you to it:

CONGRATULATIONS to Lancashire United Against Hate Partnerhip who were shortlisted in the UnitedHealth Group Diversity team of the year category of the European Diversity Awards 2011 which took place on 22nd September 2011 at the Savoy Hotel, London - the Partnership came RUNNERS UP!  WELL DONE to the team!!
We have been awarded the Divisional Commander's Commendation - see the Lancashire Evening Post article here; 
RHAP officers were nominated for 2011 Fusion Award for their partnership work for Lancashire Constabulary and Lancashire County Council for the H8 Lancashire United Against Hate DVD which is being hailed as good practice, NATIONALLY! - see the Asian Image article here;
NOW .... RHAP produced an Anti Racism Exhibition titled 'YOUR Face OUR Future Against Racism' which was exhibited at the following libraries;
Preston Harris Library
Lancaster Library 
Skelmersdale Library
Chorley Library
Click here to view the flyer for the event:  /uploads/Rhap flyer email.pdf
Click here  for a preview of the Exhibition!