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The Guardian - Hardcore porn, choking and rape:


UK universities left to tackle rising tide of sexual assaults


This is a very hard article to read, please be aware it contains distressing accounts, it is shocking that incidents like this seem to be on the rise.


We have in the past hosted a webinar on domestic abuse among students, and the lack of awareness of this, which is troubling, as students can find it difficult to realise this is what is happening to them, especially with coercive control, we feel awareness of this also needs to be raised, and covered in consent training. Universities seem ill equipped to deal with these situations in house, especially when one side can present a lawyer, and gain an advantage. All incidents need to be dealt with fairly and sympathetically, the Guidance from the 1752 group is a great starting place for all universities, we worked with them closely when creating out Code of Practice.


Within our Code of Practice we have a whole instrument dedicated to the prevention of student harassment and sexual assault, as part of this, we do require our member universities to give compulsory consent training. Universities need to look at their policies and prevention strategies to ensure this is something that declines. You can read the full article here. And please get in touch if you would like more information on our Code of Practice in this area, as you can now just apply this instrument with us, as we are now modular.


Lisa Ravenscroft – Communications Manager for ProtectED. You can contact me on: m: +44 (0)7889 933034 or at l.ravenscroft@Protect-ED.org.

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