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.

Read the full Charter

If you are interested in finding out more:

  • Read the full Charter here.