King’s has signed a pledge endorsed by the Department for Education to stop using non-disclosure agreements in any complaints about bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct and other forms of inappropriate behaviour.
By signing the government-backed Universities Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) Pledge, King’s has committed to ensuring that victims of sexual harassment, discrimination and other forms of bullying and harassment can speak about what has happened to them and that harmful behaviour is not hidden, and so preventing opportunities for repeat offences and further victims.
As part of our Strategy 2026 ambitions to build a Thriving Staff Community and Enabling Student Success, King’s is committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe environment for every member of our community.
Director of HR, Brent Dempster, says: ‘I am proud to have signed this pledge on behalf of King’s. Bullying and harassment have no place at our University. We want to ensure that every student and staff member feels confident to speak out, report all instances of unacceptable behaviour and seek support.’
All staff and students can report bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct, racism or discrimination by using Report + Support anonymously or with contact details.
You can read more about the pledge here.