Dear University of Bolton,

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

Williams, Sara, University of Bolton

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Dear R. Brunk,

 

Thank you for your enquiry requesting information under Section 1 (1) of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Please see our responses detailed in your original request below.

 

We trust this information assists you with your enquiry.

 

Kind regards,

 

Sara Williams

HR Information & Systems Officer

Human Resources

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University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5AB

Tel: +44 (0) 1204 903576

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From: R. Brunk <[11][FOI #675541 email]>
Sent: 09 July 2020 16:26
To: UoB FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Preventing and dealing with
sexual harassment

 

Dear University of Bolton,

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.

 

Not specifically – In the event of such an allegation the University would
refer to either the Disciplinary or Grievance procedures. These can be
found on the HR A-Z webpage from clicking on the following link
[12]https://www.bolton.ac.uk/staff-area/prof...

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]

The University provides compulsory online training on Equality and
Diversity, which includes sexual harassment. This is available to all
staff, there are 2 training programmes E&D Essentials and E&D for
Managers. Approximately 100 staff have completed this training in the last
12 months.

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?

None.

Yours faithfully,

R. Brunk

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Dear Williams, Sara,

Thank you for responding to the request so promptly and providing the information.

Yours sincerely,

R. Brunk