LimeCulture offers accredited and bespoke training packages and consultancy services to Universities and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to ensure they are able to respond effectively and appropriately to their communities of students and staff who are subjected to sexual violence/ misconduct.
We work with Universities on the development of strategic responses to sexual misconduct, associated policies and procedures, risk management approaches, and case management.
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Sexual Misconduct Risk and Needs Assessment Tool
Assessing, identifying, mitigating, managing and appropriately communicating information about risks and needs is vital to ensuring an appropriate and effective University response to sexual violence/ misconduct. Universities have a duty of care and duty of contract to reduce and, if possible, eliminate risks posed to all members of their University community. This includes those reporting and those being reported for sexual misconduct.
The Sexual Misconduct Risk and Needs Assessment (PDF 300K) is a topic-based risk and needs assessment Tool published by LimeCulture in 2019, although development work was sector-led. It is intended to support Universities to identify and manage the individual risks and needs of students and staff, where there has been a disclosure or report of sexual misconduct. The tool can support Universities to manage individual and organisational risks associated with cases of sexual misconduct from the point of the initial report to the conclusion of any disciplinary process or the point at which parties may leave the institution.
The tool is based on the principle that risk and needs assessments should be structured and approached as consistently as possible over a period of time and across different settings and different Universities. A consistent approach to risk and needs identification (and their management) will enable a better understanding of both/ all parties’ needs and assist in case management and prioritisation.
All staff delivering support to disclosing/ reporting or reporting/ responding parties, and those staff who sit on risk management/ ‘students of concern’ groups should receive relevant training around risk and needs assessment and management relating to sexual violence at regular intervals.
Use of this tool is not mandated but we recommend that Universities adopt it as part of their routine practice to support effective and consistent risk and need identification, inform the support put in place and the overall management of risk within a University.
Download the free Sexual Misconduct Risk and Needs Assessment (PDF 300K)
Download our blank, editable templates here: Editable Templates Word Document
For more information and examples of how to use the tool, please download our Case Studies Guide here: University Risk and Needs Assessment Case Studies Guide Risk and Needs Tool PDF
To get a better understanding of how the tool works, and to talk through more complex scenario examples, consider registering for one of our upcoming workshops.
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