On 20 March 2019 the Sexual Safety Project launch event was held at Duncan Mcmillan House. This two year research project has been commissioned in conjunction with Julie McGarry from the University of Nottingham to explore the experience of sexual safety for women on our acute wards.
The morning commenced with an introduction by Julie Attfield. She reflected that, whilst perhaps we shouldn’t be here talking about the need to enhance sexual safety for women who use our services, the reality is that we are, and that the Board give their full support to the project. Julie Gardner gave an overview of what has led the safeguarding leadership team to consider a specific project looking at enhancing sexual safety, from a national and local perspective. Julie McGarry then outlined the research and project plan and invited tables to reflect upon the enablers, obstacles and ideas for action that relate to sexual safety in our services. The project will commence in earnest shortly. If you are interested in this project or have any queries please contact Julie directly: firstname.lastname@example.org