Harassment and Bullying Policy

Document category: Trust wide policy

Document date: October 4, 2018

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) is committed to promoting an anti-harassment/bullying ethos. It is recognised that harassment in all its forms is both detrimental to the individuals affected by harassment and to the Trust as a whole.

This policy enables harassment to be challenged and addressed across the Trust.

Claims of harassment will be taken seriously and staff should not be deterred from raising their concerns.

The aim of the policy is twofold. Firstly, to create a culture and workplace environment in which harassment and bullying in all its forms is not tolerated, and secondly, to ensure that the processes for dealing with harassment and bullying, when it occurs, are effective and clear to all concerned.

This policy is set in the context of the Trust’s Wellbeing at work agenda which aims to ensure all staff experience a positive working environment where staff are fully engaged in the Trust’s business.

The Trust also has further information about harassment and bullying, which can be accessed by members of staff and managers on the Trust’s intranet.

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