Dear University of East 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 Brunk,

 

We refer to your inquiry dated 9^th July 2020 and set out below our
response to your inquiry.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1][University of East London request email]

University of East London

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London

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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.

Please see the attached.

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]

We offer training on how to handle disclosures of sexual misconduct. It is
an online course purchased from a 3^rd party.  It is compulsory for new
academic staff, although existing academic staff are encouraged to
complete it as well. This course is also available to support staff but is
not compulsory.

 

 

Between 23rd July 2019 and 17th July 2020, 72 people completed the
course. 

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? –

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From: R. Brunk <[FOI #675546 email]>
Sent: 09 July 2020 16:29
To: Freedom Info <[University of East London request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Preventing and dealing with
sexual harassment

 

Dear University of East 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 Freedom Info,

Thank you for providing the information, however I am unable to access the policy document attached (which I assume is the document oledata.mso?) Could you please attach it as a .pdf or .doc?

Yours sincerely,

R. Brunk

Freedom Info, University of East London

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Dear R Brunk,

 

Further to your FOI request please find attached the document in a pdf
format.

 

Kind regards

 

[1][University of East London request email]

University of East London

4-6 University Way

London

E16 2RD

 

 

From: R. Brunk <[FOI #675546 email]>
Sent: 07 September 2020 13:43
To: Freedom Info <[University of East London request email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Preventing and dealing with
sexual harassment

 

Dear Freedom Info,

Thank you for providing the information, however I am unable to access the
policy document attached (which I assume is the document oledata.mso?)
Could you please attach it as a .pdf or .doc?

Yours sincerely,

R. Brunk

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Dear Freedom Info,

Thank you so much for providing the pdf, and handling the request.

Yours sincerely,

R. Brunk