We joined with other health organisations to commit to a zero-tolerance approach to harmful sexual behaviours in the workplace.
On 4 September 2023, NHS England launched its first ever sexual safety charter in collaboration with key partners across the healthcare system. Signatories to this charter commit to taking and enforcing a zero-tolerance approach to any unwanted, inappropriate and/or harmful sexual behaviours within the workplace.
It includes 10 principles to help achieve that aim, including: creating a transparent workplace culture; support for those who experience inappropriate sexual behaviours; clear organisational standards of behaviour, including actions that witnesses should take; clear policies, training and reporting mechanisms; and a commitment to take all reports seriously.
It is expected that signatories will implement all ten commitments by July 2024.
If you are interested in finding out more:
Read the full Charter here.