Chief executive, Nicola Dandridge, urges universities and colleges to review their policies, systems and procedures before the next academic year.
The Statement of Expectations published by the OfS states the following requirements for governors:
- The governing body routinely being given information on the provider’s approach to harassment and sexual misconduct for consideration and action (as necessary). This may include the provision of information on any prevalence data collected, as well as reported incidents and cases and outcomes of cases. It could include the review and evaluation of the provider’s approach to harassment and sexual misconduct and its impact on students.
- Steps taken to ensure that those with a governance role have a clear understanding of the issues that are relevant to their responsibilities and, where appropriate, their obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty. This could be achieved for example through appropriate training and briefing of relevant staff or members of the provider’s governing body and committees.