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Dignity at King's

Policies and Procedures

Blank spaceThe university aims to provide a safe environment for all students and staff whilst studying and working at King’s College London.

The university is committed to providing and promoting a positive environment for all its students, staff and members of its community which is free from all forms of prejudice, discrimination, bullying, harassment sexual misconduct and hate crime.

Safeguarding

This policy sets out the university’s duty to safeguard any child or adult at risk who either applies and is admitted as a student to King’s College London, or who comes into contact with King's College London as a result of university activities.  

The policy and its related procedures apply to all university staff, students, freelance practitioners, student ambassadors, alumni, volunteers and any associated personnel representing the university.  

Policies for Staff

Dignity at King's - Bullying and Harassment Policy

King’s is committed to being an environment free from bullying and harassment, prejudice and discrimination.  The purpose of this policy is to set out the expected behaviours of all members of the King’s Community (staff, students and visitors, both on our campuses and online) and to ensure that the range of options and support for staff and students who feel they have been bullied or harassed is clear. 

 The policy outlines:

  • Who is responsible for enacting and upholding the policy
  • Definitions of bullying and harassment
  • Behaviours and examples of behaviours that are not acceptable
  • What to do in the instance of experiencing bullying and harassment, or being a witness to it
  • Support available for the King's community

Grievance Procedures

Any reports of bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct or hate crime in relation to the behaviour of a King's staff member will be considered under the following Grievance Procedures:

King's is committed to protecting the dignity of all its staff and all grievance procedures are adhered to the following principles:

  • The university and staff should raise and deal with issues promptly and should not unreasonably delay meetings, decisions or confirmation of those decisions.

  • Managers and staff should act fairly, consistently and in good faith.

  • Managers should carry out any necessary investigations to establish the facts of the case.

  • A member of staff will have the right of appeal if they feel that a formal grievance has not been satisfactorily resolved, in accordance with the process for appeals as outlined in each procedure document.

Other relevant policies:

Policies for Students

Dignity at King's - Bullying and Harassment Policy

King’s is committed to being an environment free from bullying and harassment, prejudice and discrimination.  The purpose of this policy is to set out the expected behaviours of all members of the King’s Community (staff, students and visitors, both on our campuses and online) and to ensure that the range of options and support for staff and students who feel they have been bullied or harassed is clear.  

Misconduct Regulations

As members of the King’s community, students are expected to adhere to the regulations, procedures and policies of the university, to show respect for the persons within and for the property of the King’s community, and to behave in a way that does not interfere with the proper functioning or activities of the university.

Where there is reason to believe that the behaviour of a student falls below the expected standards set out in the guidance, and/or where regulations, procedures, and/or policies have been broken, the Misconduct Procedure will be instigated.

Information on the Misconduct Procedure is available here: www.kcl.ac.uk/aboutkings/orgstructure/ps/acservices/conduct/misconduct



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