Higher Education Online Safeguarding Self-Review Tool

This tool focuses on tackling sexual violence, hate crime and online harassment, and is designed for higher education institutions to self-review their online safeguarding practice.

This tool defines 23 features of related policy and practice around online safeguarding for higher education institutions. Each feature can be self-assessed at four levels, graded from 0 to 3. The tool provides clear definitions for 23 features and levels related to online safeguarding. For each feature a level can be determined by reading the level descriptions and deciding which one fits your own institutional practice most closely. Or, for a feature where institutional practice does not meet the definition for level 1, you can score that feature as level 0. Once you have defined baseline policy and practice at your institution you can use the tool to inform the  development of an improvement plan, which can be regularly reviewed as policy and practice improves. The definitions for higher levels in each feature give clear guidance on how to enhance online safeguarding practice. The tool and improvement plan can be updated as policy and practice in your institution develops.

Provided ByUniversity of Suffolk
Type of providerHE Institution
Provided atonline
Learning opportunity typeTool
Home pagehttps://www.uos.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Higher-Education-Online-Safeguarding-Self-Review-Tool%202019.pdf
Admission procedureOpen to all
Price detailsfree
Type of credentialOpen Badge
Contact formandy.phippen@plymouth.ac.uk, e.bond@uos.ac.uk

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