Mother criticises safety on campuses as new charter launches

Universities and colleges are failing to meet even basic standards of safeguarding, five years after the death of Aberdeen University student Emily Drouet, who took her own life in her hall of residence following a campaign of physical and emotional abuse by her boyfriend, according to her mother, writes Carlos Alba for The Herald.

Fiona Drouet said that, while some progress has been made, most higher and further education institutions in Scotland still do not have measures in place that would have prevented her daughter’s death.

Her charity, Emily Test, will this week launch the world’s first gender-based violence (GBV) charter for universities and colleges in Scotland. The Scottish government-backed award will be given to institutions that can demonstrate they have effective and robust systems in place to identify and help students suffering physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
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