University policies on gender-based violence, sexual misconduct, violence, bullying and harassment

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear University of Derby,

I am part of a research team at the University of Lincoln looking at policies on gender-based violence in UK universities.

The researchers will analyse existing gender-based violence policies across the UK HE sector. One output of the research will be a user-friendly set of recommendations for practitioners on constructing effective policies, which we trust will be of benefit to your institution and your student communities.

We request that you share with us any and all policies your institution has which address issues of gender-based violence or sexual misconduct, including misconduct among students and between staff and students.

We understand gender-based violence as behaviour or attitudes underpinned by inequitable power relations that hurt, threaten or undermine people because of their (perceived) gender or sexuality. Gender-based violence includes a continuum of behaviours and attitudes both online and offline, such as domestic violence, sexual violence, sexist harassment, and homo/transphobia.

If your university does not have specific gender-based violence and/or sexual misconduct policies, please share your closest relevant policies. Relevant policies include all those which would be used in the event that a member of the university community made a complaint relating to any aspect of gender-based violence (see definition above). If you have any queries about what constitutes a relevant policy, please contact us.

Participants are asked to share relevant policies from their institution in a Word or PDF format.

This project has been assessed by the independent University of Lincoln Research Ethics committee, to protect your interests. The intention of the research is not to ‘name and shame’ institutions, but rather to improve responses to gender-based violence within higher education. Examples of best practice will be shared, but institutions will only be named with permission.

We are aware that you are very busy and greatly appreciate your participation. We hope that the outcomes of this research will benefit the sector, including your institution, and will of course keep you informed about the final report in case it is of interest.

Many thanks,
Nicola Chanamuto

UOD - FOI, University of Derby

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Dear Nicola,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 request FOI/2022

 

I acknowledge your request for information received on 16^th December
2019.                             

 

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by
the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being
exempt or containing a reference to a third party.

 

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me or
alternatively email the Freedom of Information Team at [1][University of Derby request email].

 

Kind Regards

 

 

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UOD - FOI, University of Derby

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Dear Nicola,
  
Freedom of Information Act 2000 request FOI/2022

Thank you for your recent request for information.

 

Your request and our responses:

 

We request that you share with us any and all policies your institution
has which address issues of gender-based violence or sexual misconduct,
including misconduct among students and between staff and students.

 

Please see attached PDF’s.

 

Redactions: Regarding the release of staff member’s names; we follow the
guidance laid out by the Information Commissioner’s Office. From their
advice a level of anonymity is appropriate for staff that do not have a
senior or public facing role

 

The information that we provide in response to the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 requests are subject to copyright protection. The
copyright is owned by either the University or a third party. Simply
because the information is available under the legislation does not mean
the University or the third party has waived its copyright.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request you should
write to:

Mr J Eaglesfield
IT Services
University of Derby
Kedleston Road
Derby
DE22 1GB

 

Please quote your FOI reference no. and ask that your request be
reviewed under the University’s internal appeals procedure.

 

If after the appeal process you are still dissatisfied, you can complain
to the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 01625 545700 [1]www.informationcommissioner.org.uk

 

Kind Regards

 

 

 

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|Keira Shetliffe | |
|Information Governance Assistant | |
|Corporate Information Governance and Assurance | |
|  | |
|T: 01332 59 2151 | |
|E: [2][University of Derby request email] | |
|  | |
|University of Derby, | |
|Kedleston Road, |  |
|Derby |[4]Tef Gold |
|DE22 1GB |[5]Gradiuan |
|[3]University of Derby |top 30 |
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We are all responsible for protecting personal data held by this
University and who we share that data with. Stop and think before you send
your email. For further guidance visit -
[6]https://www.derby.ac.uk/its/datagov/

 

 

Sensitivity: Internal

The University of Derby has a published policy regarding email and
reserves the right to monitor email traffic.
If you believe this was sent to you in error, please reply to the sender
and let them know.

Key University contacts: http://www.derby.ac.uk/its/contacts/

References

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2. mailto:[University of Derby request email]
3. https://www.derby.ac.uk/
4. https://www.derby.ac.uk/about/tef/
5. https://www.derby.ac.uk/
6. https://www.derby.ac.uk/its/datagov/