Allegations of sexual misconduct

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, General Osteopathic Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

To whom it may concern,

I write to request the following under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please state the number of allegations you have received of
a) sexual misconduct
b) sexual harassment
c) sexual assault
d) rape

Allegedly committed by staff regulated by your organisation in each of the last five calendar years: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

2. For each of these allegations received, please state:
a) Whether the alleged victim was a member of the public, a patient or a health professional
b) Whether you launched an investigation
c) The outcome of the case

3. Please provide any official definitions used by your organisation classify allegations of a sexual nature (such as the four listed in question 1) and any official guidance/flowcharts for dealing with such cases.

Yours faithfully,

Leila Haddou

Sonia Van Heerden, General Osteopathic Council

Dear Leila

Thank you for your email and I have passed your request onto the Director of Fitness to Practise.

Any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Sonia van Heerden
Communications Support Officer
General Osteopathic Council
+44 (0)20 7357 6655 x242
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