There is a new zero tolerance approach. As nursing staff, you will share our view on the importance of safety. Verbal or physical abuse, coercion, sexual harassment, discrimination or any other form of inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated.
In Glasgow, our Congress will be supported by external experts in event safety and management. They will be very visible around the main venue and you will be able to seek advice at any point while on the Congress site. They will know how to treat this information and how to escalate your concerns.
The main venue will have a ‘safe room’ where members can go if they wish to move to a place of safety on the site. The room will be clearly marked and will have RCN staff with safeguarding training to deal with even the most challenging situations.
When you’re at official Congress events at the main venue or around the city, you will notice that the RCN is not providing alcohol to attendees. Our attendees are able to make their own decisions about moderate consumption of alcohol but our Council made the decision that RCN members money should not be utilised in this way. There will always be senior RCN staff present at these events too.