AMOSSHE has responded to the Office for Students (OfS) consultation on a new approach to regulating harassment and sexual misconduct in English higher education. We recognise the seriousness of harassment and sexual misconduct, and we're committed to supporting practical and well evidenced solutions. We consulted widely with our members throughout the consultation process, and established member working groups, which informed the development of our key positions.
While AMOSSHE is prepared, in principle, to support a new condition of registration, the proposals need to be revised for it to be workable for the sector. Sensible regulation must strike the right balance between providing guidance on how higher education providers can achieve good practice, and ensuring that proposals are not too prescriptive or ‘one size fits all’, given the diversity of institutions across the sector and the different contexts in which they operate. Our consultation response sets out what revisions are needed for AMOSSHE to support the condition and offers alternative solutions where possible.
Find out more about the consultation: Consultation on a new approach to regulating harassment and sexual misconduct in English higher education.
AMOSSHE, The Student Services Organisation is a UK non-profit professional association. Company registration number 4778650.