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Preventing and dealing with sexual harassment

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Dear Birmingham City University,

1. Does the University have a policy for staff regarding sexual harassment/misconduct between (a) staff and staff, (b) staff and students? If so, please provide this, preferably a link to it or electronically. Such a policy might concern definitions, how to report, processes, and so on.
2. What kind of training (e.g. online or in-person; voluntary or compulsory) is provided to staff regarding sexual harassment/misconduct? Approximately how many staff have undergone this training in the last year? [or last year that has available data]
3. In the last year [or last year that has available data], how many cases of alleged sexual harassment/misconduct by staff (staff-student or staff-staff) have been reported to the university?

Yours faithfully,

S. McKay (Mr)

Freedom of Information Act, Birmingham City University

Dear Mr McKay,

Under s.8 of the Freedom of Information Act and associated ICO guidance, a request is only valid where a requestor uses their full and real name.

In order for us to process your request, please could you provide us with your full name.

Kind Regards,


Information Management Team
Birmingham City University
Joseph Priestley Building / 3rd Floor
6 Cardigan Street
Birmingham
B4 7BD

T: 0121 300 5288
E: [Birmingham City University request email]

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Dear Freedom of Information Act,

Thanks for the reply. My full and real name is "Stephen D. McKay". Do let me know should you require anything further.

Yours sincerely,

Mr S. McKay

Freedom of Information Act, Birmingham City University

Dear Stephen,

RE: INFORMATION REQUEST DATED 2nd DECEMBER 2019
REF: FOI – 00539

Thank you for your request for information. This was received on 2nd December 2019 and we are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will respond to the information request within 20 working days (i.e on or before 31st December 2019). If we are unable to respond to the request or if the University does not hold the information or if there is a reason for it to be withheld, we will write to you with the reasons why.

If you have any queries or concerns about the process, please do not hesitate to contact us. Otherwise we will write to you on or before 31st December 2019.

Thanks,

Information Management Team
Birmingham City University
Joseph Priestley Building / 3rd Floor
6 Cardigan Street
Birmingham
B4 7BD

T: 0121 300 5288
E: [Birmingham City University request email]

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Freedom of Information Act, Birmingham City University

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Dear Stephen,

RE: INFORMATION REQUEST DATED 2nd DECEMBER 2019
REF: FOI – 00539

Further to your request received on 2nd December, please see our response attached.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Requests for an internal review should be made to the Head of Legal and Compliance at [Birmingham City University request email] or by writing to: Head of Legal and Compliance, Birmingham City University, Joseph Priestley Building, Cardigan Street, B4 7BD.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Please see https://ico.org.uk/concerns/getting/ for details of their procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Thanks,

Information Management Team
Birmingham City University
Joseph Priestley Building / 3rd Floor
6 Cardigan Street
Birmingham
B4 7BD

T: 0121 300 5288
E: [Birmingham City University request email]

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