Russell Group response to DfE non-disclosure agreement pledge launch

18 January 2022

In response to the DfE’s non-disclosure agreement pledge launch taking place today (18 January 2022), Dr Tim Bradshaw, Chief Executive of the Russell Group, said:

"No student or member of staff should feel unsafe on campus or have to tolerate harassment or sexual misconduct in any circumstance.

"Many of our universities have already taken action on the use of non-disclosure agreements and regularly review their processes so victims are supported and feel confident to raise a complaint.

"Unfortunately, cases of sexual harassment occur in all walks of life, but hopefully universities taking the lead against the inappropriate use of non-disclosure agreements will encourage other sectors to follow suit and ensure these are never used to prevent victims from speaking out."

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