The Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE) and the Office of the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (CAHPO) have launched three publications aimed at reducing misogyny and improving sexual safety in the ambulance service.
The three new publications include the findings of a research project looking at the prevalence of sexual harassment in the ambulance sector, a consensus statement from ambulance leaders setting out a shared commitment to change and a series of recommendations to reduce and prevent sexual harassment in the sector.
The three guiding principles to effect change are:
- Focus on protecting ambulance staff from experiences of misogyny and inappropriate behaviour of a sexual nature.
- Remove barriers to speaking up and provide appropriate support for those affected.
- Work towards an inclusive culture where all staff understand misogyny and come to work feeling sexually safe.
You can read the publications on the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives website.