Preventing and dealing with sexual harassment

R. Brunk made this Freedom of Information request to University of Portsmouth

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Dear University of Portsmouth,

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

Nathalie Derrick, University of Portsmouth

Dear R. Bunk,
I refer to your email of 11 March 2020 in which you submitted a request
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Your request relates
to information concerning the University's policy for preventing sexual
As you may be aware, the University has 20 working days in which to
respond to your request.  Therefore, I will respond more fully by 8 April
2020, although if it is possible to reply before then I will do so. 
Should you have any queries before then, however, please feel free to
contact me again either by replying to this email or by telephoning me
directly on 02392 843110.
Yours sincerely
Nathalie Derrick
Assistant Complaints & Information Officer
University of Portsmouth
T: +44(023)92 843110
E: [1][email address]  
W: [2]
University of Portsmouth, St Andrew's Court, St Michael's Road, PO1 2PR

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Nicola Young, University of Portsmouth

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Dear R Brunk, 
Please find attached a response to your Freedom of Information Request. 
I trust the information in the attached letter is helpful to you but if
you have any further queries, please feel free to contact me by replying
to this email.
Yours sincerely
Nicola Young
Complaints and Information Disclosure Officer
University of Portsmouth
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Member of the [1]LGBTQ Staff Network       

T: 02392843103
E: [2][email address]
W: [3] 

University of Portsmouth, St Andrew's Court, St Michael's Road,
Portsmouth, PO1 2PR
Please don’t take offence if I don’t reply to say ‘thank you’. If every UK
adult sent 1 less courtesy email a day, we’d save over 16,400 tonnes of
carbon a year – so, [4]think before you thank.

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Dear Nicola Young,

Thank you for this information and for dealing with the request.

Yours sincerely,

R. Brunk