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Welcome to the #CombatMisconductHub

The staff hub is split into three themes - prevention, support, and investigation. Here you will find resources to support you to understand sexual misconduct, the role of the university, access support options, and much more.

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Introductory guides that highlight the best resources to get started
Prevention
  • Understanding sexual misconduct
  • What universities can do to tackle sexual misconduct
  • Engaging with students
  • A whole institution approach
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Support
  • I need support
  • Supporting someone else
  • Understanding secondary trauma
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Investigation
  • Reporting sexual misconduct
  • The investigation process
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AVA’s Vice Chancellor’s Toolkit

This toolkit provides peer-to-peer advice based on interviews with vice chancellors who are leading the way in tackling sexual misconduct, harassment and all forms of hate.

LeadershipPoliciesUnderstanding duty of care
UUK Changing the Culture

Report from Universities UK Taskforce examining violence against women, harassment and hate crime affecting university students

Sexual misconduct
Self-care tips for sexual violence media exposure

Self-care techniques for women impacted by exposure to sexual violence media coverage from The Mental Health Foundation.

Self-care
Race, Trauma and Violence Against Women and Girls

Report from AVA exploring the impact of race on experiences of gender-based violence.

Domestic AbuseIntersectionalitySexual misconduct
Sector guidance to address staff sexual misconduct in UK higher education

Recommendations for reporting, investigation and decision-making procedures relating to student complaints of staff sexual misconduct from The 1752 Group & McAllister Olivarius.

Sexual misconduct
Training course: handling student disclosures

Training course for handling student disclosures of unwanted sexual incidents. From Marshall E-Learning Consultancy.

Sexual misconduct
AMOSSHE Insight: sexual misconduct disclosures

This project, undertaken by the University of Liverpool and partners, researches students’ expectations of their universities regarding their response to reports and disclosures of sexual misconduct by or against students.

Sexual misconductUnderstanding duty of care
Quick guide for Vice-Chancellors and Principals

This quick guide provides peer-to-peer advice based on interviews with vice-chancellors who are leading the way in tackling sexual misconduct, harassment and all forms of hate.

LeadershipPoliciesUnderstanding duty of care
UUK Changing the Culture: one year on

Report from Universities UK building on the Changing the Culture report.

Sexual misconduct
Self-care after trauma

Self-care after trauma tips from Rainn.

Self-care