The new charter asks employers to commit to a zero-tolerance approach to any unwanted, inappropriate and/or harmful sexual behaviours towards our workforce.
NHS Employers is a founding signatory of the charter on sexual safety at work. Along with the other signatories, we commit to taking and enforcing a zero-tolerance approach to any unwanted, inappropriate and/or harmful sexual behaviours within the workplace, and to ten core principles and actions to help achieve this.
The new charter asks employers to focus on three priority areas:
- appoint domestic abuse and violence leads
- review policies and support
- sign up to the domestic abuse and sexual violence programme platform on FutureNHS.
Read the NHS Confederation's Health and Care Women Leaders Network's response to the charter and their work to secure a new NHS Staff Survey question on sexual harassment.
NHS leaders can sign the charter on behalf of their organisation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.