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My Journey - From Syria to Leicester
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TREC and Leicester & Leicestershire’s Community Organisations work together to tackle social and economic exclusion


New Online Course - Managing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

VIEW 2015/2016 annual report
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This is a rough guide to your basic rights on arrest.
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We also provide volunteering opportunities where individuals can, to the benefit of all parties, join with the staff of the TREC in the pursuit of their mission in Leicester & Leicestershire

The Race Equality Centre in Leicester & Leicestershire

TREC office
Opening times:
Mon – Thurs 9am – 5pm
The office is closed to the public on Friday except by appointment

Refugee/Integration Service
Opening times:
Mon – Thurs 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm

Please note the office is closed every day for lunch between 1-2pm

Address: 2nd Floor, Phoenix Yard,
5-9 Upper Brown Street,
Leicester, LE1 5TE
Tel: 0116 2042790
Fax: 0116 2042791
Online Contact Form

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Policy Development


The Race Equality Centre encourages the implementation of policies and procedures designed to eliminate racial discrimination and promote equality of opportunity in the public, private and voluntary sector.


The REC's role in assisting in the development of public sector policies include encouraging those organisations to engage in participation exercises that are real, meaningful and 'fit for purpose'.


The REC further works with individuals to enhance their skills and confidence in articulating their concerns regarding the race equality impact of existing and forthcoming policies.

  • New Arrivals Multi Agency Forum
    Provides the environment to share and explore issues of concern culminating in addressing inadequacies as appropriate

  • Stop Search
    Development of systematic approaches to reducing the disproportionate rates of use of stop and search powers by the police with different racial groups

  • Equality Duties
    Development of priority objectives in compliance with the specific equality duties of public authorities.

  • Voluntary Sector
    Work with voluntary sector organisations to consider the race equality impact of services that they provide

  • New Arrivals Strategy Group
    Develop and monitor agreed actions emanating from the approved strategy for new arrivals.

  • Representation on Boards and Panels
    Membership of Boards and funding panels (including Chairing) with specific intention of ensuring that race equality is appropriately considered.

  • Policy Development
    Undertake exercises to equality proof policies and practice

  • Racial Harassment
    Undertake exercises to equality proof policies and practice