University policies on gender-based violence, sexual misconduct, violence, bullying and harassment

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Dear University of Bradford,

I am part of a research team at the University of Lincoln looking at policies on gender-based violence in UK universities.

The researchers will analyse existing gender-based violence policies across the UK HE sector. One output of the research will be a user-friendly set of recommendations for practitioners on constructing effective policies, which we trust will be of benefit to your institution and your student communities.

We request that you share with us any and all policies your institution has which address issues of gender-based violence or sexual misconduct, including misconduct among students and between staff and students.

We understand gender-based violence as behaviour or attitudes underpinned by inequitable power relations that hurt, threaten or undermine people because of their (perceived) gender or sexuality. Gender-based violence includes a continuum of behaviours and attitudes both online and offline, such as domestic violence, sexual violence, sexist harassment, and homo/transphobia.

If your university does not have specific gender-based violence and/or sexual misconduct policies, please share your closest relevant policies. Relevant policies include all those which would be used in the event that a member of the university community made a complaint relating to any aspect of gender-based violence (see definition above). If you have any queries about what constitutes a relevant policy, please contact us.

Participants are asked to share relevant policies from their institution in a Word or PDF format.

This project has been assessed by the independent University of Lincoln Research Ethics committee, to protect your interests. The intention of the research is not to ‘name and shame’ institutions, but rather to improve responses to gender-based violence within higher education. Examples of best practice will be shared, but institutions will only be named with permission.

We are aware that you are very busy and greatly appreciate your participation. We hope that the outcomes of this research will benefit the sector, including your institution, and will of course keep you informed about the final report in case it is of interest.

Many thanks,
Nicola Chanamuto

Foi, University of Bradford

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Dear Miss Chanamuto,

As you can imagine the University has a large number of policies. Can you please inform us of what exact policies you require and we will look into sharing these with you

For ease please see below a list of all policies.

Academic Probation Process
Academic Re-grading Process
Adoption Leave Policy and Procedure
Adverse Weather Guidance
Agency Workers
Annual Leave Entitlements
Annual Leave Policy
Appointment of Honorary, Visiting and Emeritus(a) Professor Procedure
Apprenticeship Payscale
Attendance Management Manager's Toolkit
Capability Manager's Toolkit
Capability Policy and Procedure
Dignity and Respect Policy and Procedure
Disabled Employee Guide
Disciplinary Manager's Toolkit
Disciplinary Policy and Procedure
Family-Friendly mentoring guideline
Fixed Term Contracts Manager's Toolkit
Flexible Working Policy and Procedure
Give As You Earn Scheme Grading/ Job Evaluation Guidance (HERA)
Grievance Manager's Toolkit Guidance on the Issuing of a New Contract of Employment
Holiday Purchase Scheme (Salary Sacrifice)
Honorary Visiting Lecturer/Researcher Appointment
Procedure Induction Guides (New Starter Information)
Information to Guide Managers with Supporting Employees Affected by Cancer
Job Description and Person Specification Template
Job Sharing Policy and Procedure
Leaving Employment (Resignation)
Living Wage
Long Service Awards 2018
Management of Fixed Term Contracts Policy and Procedure
Maternity Leave Policy and Procedure
Mediation Guidance
Menopause and Hormonal Changes Guidance
Metro Card Scheme: Mcards
My Sustain Rewards
My Sustain Rewards App
My Sustain Rewards: Childcare Vouchers (Salary Sacrifice)
My Sustain Rewards: Cycle to Work Scheme (Salary Sacrifice)
MyView Guide (inc. Recording Annual Leave, Sickness, and Other Absence)
Northern Rail Season Ticket Loan Scheme
Occupational Health Organisational Change Manager's Toolkit
Parental Leave Policy and Procedure
Part-Time Hourly Paid Contracts
Paternity Leave Policy Pay Scales and Pay Increases (Grades 1-10)
Performance Development Reviews (PDR) - Full Guide
Performance Development Reviews (PDR) - Full Guide
Performance Recognition Scheme 2019
Probation Policy (Non-Academic Employees)
Professional Services Re-grading Process (Grade 1 - 10)
Recruitment & Selection Guidelines
Relocation Assistance Policy and Procedure
Retirement Policy (including Flexible Retirement & Pre-Retirement Run-Down Leave)
Sabbatical Leave of Absence (Academic Staff)
Salary Guidance
Save from Salary Scheme Secondment Policy
Shared Parental Leave Policy and Procedure
Social Media Guidelines
Special Leave Policy and Procedure
Temporary Staffing Service - Guidance and Procedure
Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Outstanding Achievement
2019 Whistleblowing - Code of Practice on Public Interest Disclosure Workforce Management Information

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Dear University of Bradford FOI team,

I write regarding the response received to my earlier FOI request. As part of our research we are interested to know which policies the University of Bradford would use in the case of an incident of alleged Gender-Based Violence. We would try to avoid making this judgment ourselves. Your response refers me to a list of all of the University's policies. Please would you advise which specific policies are relevant?

Yours sincerely,

Ms. Nicola Chanamuto

John Giddings, University of Bradford

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