Universities UK recognises that the lockdown measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 could put individuals at greater risk of domestic violence and technology mediated abuse (online harassment).
Universities have policies in place to support staff and students at risk, and this briefing has been specifically developed to support them in doing so during the COVID-19 pandemic. It refers to what universities need to know and what they can do, drawing on expert advice from academics, professional services staff in the sector, along with feedback from external organisations supporting victims/survivors and those concerned about their own use of violence and abuse.
In June, UUK ran free webinars on addressing domestic abuse during Covid-19. You can watch the full webinars in the recordings below.
Domestic abuse webinar 10 June 2020 from Universities UK - Events on Vimeo.
Technology-mediated abuse, Monday 22 June from Universities UK - Events on Vimeo.