Dear University of the Arts London,

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,

R. Brunk

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Dear R,

 

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

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University of the Arts London

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London

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Kind regards,

 

 

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University of the Arts London

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Dear Freedom of Information Requests,

Thank you for the information you've provided. Can you clarify on 2. whether the training provided by Rape Crisis, the Safeguarding training for staff, and the Train the Trainer consent workshops are online or in person trainings?

Yours sincerely,

R. Brunk

Freedom of Information Requests, University of the Arts London

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not fully staffed which means you may experience some delay in
receiving your response. 

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Dear University of the Arts London,

Could I please have an update as to the status of investigation on this request?

Yours faithfully,

R. Brunk

Freedom of Information Requests, University of the Arts London

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Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Information Governance team are
not fully staffed which means you may experience some delay in
receiving your response. 

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a response will be provided to you.

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this time.

Freedom of Information Requests, University of the Arts London

Dear R Brunk,

Apologies for the delay in responding to your enquiry. We can confirm the training was done in person.

Freedom of Information complaints procedure

UAL is committed to making information available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and to ensuring that the service it provides for those wishing to gain access to information is simple, efficient and effective.

If you feel the service you have received does not meet these aims or your expectations please write, giving details of your complaint, to:

Kastur Kerai,
Data Protection Officer,
University of the Arts London
8th Floor
272 High Holborn
London
WC1V 7EY
[University of the Arts London request email]

Your complaint will be fully investigated and treated confidentially. If your complaint is about a response to a request for information, it will be dealt with by an officer who was not involved in the original decision. A full investigation and any decision will be made and conveyed to you within 20 working days. If we are unable to deal with your complaint within this time, we will inform you and let you know the reason for the delay.

If your complaint is upheld you will be notified of what action will be taken. If it is a request for information, the information will be provided to you. If the complaint is not upheld you will be given a reason for the decision.
If we do not deal with your complaint to your satisfaction, you are entitled to refer your complaint to:

The Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow
Cheshire,
SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate)
Tel: 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Kind regards,

……………………………………………………
Information Governance Team

University of the Arts London
272 High Holborn
London
WC1V 7EY
United Kingdom

E [University of the Arts London request email]
arts.ac.uk

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Dear Freedom of Information Requests,

Thank you for the clarification and handling the request.

Yours sincerely,

R. Brunk