‘Framework for Consent’ Action Plans Published

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Higher education institutions (HEIs) have delivered their ‘Framework for Consent’ Action Plans aimed at ending sexual violence and harassment.

The action plans address the fifteen key outcomes set out in the ‘Framework for Consent,’ which are clustered into four thematic areas focusing on:

  • institutional culture
  • institutional processes
  • institutional policies
  • targeted Initiatives

HEIs submitted the plans to the Higher Education Authority’s Centre of Excellence for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, which has oversight of the framework.

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD, who requested the action plans last year, has welcomed the publication

They are available for staff and students to access on HEI websites. HEIs will be required to report every year to the HEA on progress in putting the framework into action.

Minister Harris said:

“Addressing sexual violence is a priority for me and all those in the third-level sector. We must be leaders in this field.

“Each institution has set out for its staff and students what it intends to do in this area and importantly, it must report to the Higher Education Authority in the Autumn and every year after on the progress it is making on introducing its policies.

“It is so important our staff and students have faith in the plans put forward by each institution and that each institution is held to account for its commitments.”

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Steven Galvin

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