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    Safe Space Policy - POLICY LAPSE

      Council notes: 1. Any form of discriminatory abuse on the grounds of racial group, religion, sexual orientation, disability, class, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender 2. , gender identity, or political affiliation is hurtful and upsetting to the person affected. 2. Discrimination has been known to decrease a person’s self esteem, educational attainment and increase rates of self harm and suicide. 3. Many victims of discrimination do not report the incident due to fear of embarrassment or retaliation. They also feel that nothing can be gained from reporting the incident. 4. All NUS events are covered by a safe space policy that ensures the safety and wellbeing of staff and students attending these events. Council resolves: 1. Any facilities and events run by SAUWS must be considered a “safe space” where guests, students and staff feel able to be themselves without fear of discrimination, harassment or victimisation. 2. Any guest, student or staff member who feel discriminated, harassed or victimised in any way, have the right to report it to the Disciplinary Officer on duty that will complete a report that will be considered by the Disciplinary Board for further action. 3. Any guest, student or staff member found to be the responsible for any form of discrimination, harassment or victimisation be asked to leave the premises immediately. 4. The President (or in their absence, the DPEW) encourage other SAUWS campuses to adopt a similar policy to ensure all UWS guests, students and staff members feel safe whilst using SAUWS facilities.

      Why you think it is important

      Council believes: 1. All SAUWS premises should be a safe space for all its members, free from discrimination and prejudice. 2. No forms of discriminatory abuse should be tolerated.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      This is an old policy due to lapse. It can be renewed or allowed to lapse.
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