Policy Position Paper #5 | Sexual Safety in Psychiatric Inpatient

We have written our Policy Position Paper on Sexual Safety in Psychiatric Inpatient Units, with the purpose to ensure the sexual safety of all people on acute mental health inpatient wards.

‘Sexual Safety’ refers to both feeling and being safe from sexual harassment, assault, and gendered violence while in acute inpatient units. Mental health inpatient units have high numbers of sexual safety breaches. These predominantly affect women, but also impact men and gender diverse individuals

Click here to read more on the issue, our position on the topic, and our recommendations.

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