"What Works" in Safeguarding? -University Highlands and Islands

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University of the Highlands and Islands- Room EO1, Executive Office

Ness Walk

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Responding safely and effectively to the needs of those affected by Gender-based Violence (GBV) on our campuses is vital.

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Understanding the extent and impact of Gender-based Violence (GBV) is vital to Equally Safe - Scotland’s national approach to GBV Prevention. Collecting GBV data in Scotland’s colleges and universities is contributing to this ambitious national project.

In its Letter of Guidance 2019-20 to the Scottish Funding Council, the Scottish Government recommends that colleges and universities develop an effective, strategic and collaborative approach to preventing GBV on their campuses. The Equally Safe in Higher Education Toolkit recommends taking a public health approach to GBV prevention. Safeguarding is a key element in secondary prevention addresses the needs and short-term consequences for victims/survivors. Universities and colleges have a duty of care to all members of their campus communities.

Hosted by the University of the Highlands and Islands in Inverness, this second ESCU What Works? seminar provides an opportunity for the college and university sectors to explore the issue of safeguarding in some depth and to hear from GBV academics and specialists in the field. The programme will also explore key elements of safeguarding in relation to GBV on campus including responding to reports and disclosures, assessing and managing risk and ensuring safety.

The event will be of interest to sector colleagues with senior responsibility for shaping college and university responses to GBV including those in HR, student services, student and trade unions, security professionals, those with a particular interest in campus responses to GBV and VAW sector specialists and partners.

The programme will offer a combination of expert contributions and a choice of themed roundtable discussions. Contributors include:

  • University of Highlands and Islands
  • University of Highlands and Islands Student Association
  • Equally Safe in Colleges and Universities Team
  • Susannah Lane- Universities Scotland
  • Mhairi McGowan– Violence Against Woman Consultant
  • Fiona Drouet- Founder of the EmilyTest
  • Inverness Woman's Aid

We expect this to be a highly popular event and places will be allocated on a strictly first come, first served basis.

Once you have registered your place through the Eventbrite link, if you would like to participate via Video Conferencing ,could you please advise us no later than Wednesday 19th February 2020 by emailing equallysafe@strath.ac.uk

Also, if you have any dietary requirements, please email us at equallysafe@strath.ac.uk

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University of the Highlands and Islands- Room EO1, Executive Office

Ness Walk

Inverness

IV3 5SQ

United Kingdom

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