In response to Government advice relating to the Covid-19 pandemic the Standing Together Team are currently providing remote support to students until further notice . You are still able to access advice and support through Microsoft Teams and via email and a Case Worker will work with you to deliver support in the most accessible way for you.

We are aware that many people will be at greater risk of abuse during the lockdown period and that many may be feeling unsafe isolating in a house at this time. If you are concerned about someone you know or if you are living with an abusive person, please download the free The Bright Sky app which enables users to locate their nearest support services by searching their area, postcode or current location. Please only download this app if it is safe to do so and you are sure that your mobile phone is not being monitored.

For out of hours support, you can register with Togetherall-they offer 24/7 online mental health support.

Please note that the staff side of the tool will be activated in due course, in the meantime, if you are a staff member and you have a concern regarding unacceptable behaviour you can contact the Dignity and Respect service.  Any disclosures received via this tool in relation to an identified staff member (with consent from the individual), will be re-directed to colleagues in HR. 
In November 2019, the University and Students’ Union ran a joint campaign around supporting student sex workers. The focus of this campaign was to provide information and an education for those who attended events and other sessions, and to vitally highlight support options available.  Following this, a working group at the University was created by Prof Teela Sanders (School of Criminology) and supported by the Standing Team, the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion department and the Students' Union.
For more information about this project please visit: Developing Good Practice within Higher Education: Student Sex Work, Safety and Inclusion

We hosted an online Student Sex Work Campaign: One Year On event on 7th December - recording here: 
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On Tuesday 15th December Culture Shift hosted a webinar to launch our Sex Worker Policy and Toolkit. Catch up on the webinar here: https://insight.culture-shift.co.uk/launching-university-of-leicesters-student-sex-worker-policy-and-toolkit

University of Leicester Policy and Staff Toolkit

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For more information about University and Students’ Union support, please see: www.le.ac.uk/wellbeing


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