Fearless Edinburgh

Fearless Edinburgh Partnership, a regional partnership across Edinburgh

We are proud to be active members of the Fearless Edinburgh Partnership, a regional partnership across Edinburgh. Our common purpose is outlined below:

'We are a multiagency partnership tackling and preventing gender-based violence in all its forms through joint strategic and operational actions. Primarily focusing on further and higher education settings we are committed to ending sexual violence by challenging harmful behaviours and attitudes alongside supporting those impacted and building confidence. Informed by Equally Safe, our common purpose is to deliver safer communities and culture change; a Fearless Edinburgh.'

As a partnership we recognise that our student community in particular has shared spaces where we can better support our communities by working together.

Our Director of Student Wellbeing, Andy Shanks works with institutions and agencies across Edinburgh on this. Fearless Edinburgh was established following a Scottish Government project named Equally Safe in Higher Education, which resulted in the creation of a toolkit providing advice on gender-based violence across Scotland’s university campuses.