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given the sexual harassment allegations made against members

of all political parties.

G. The debate and reference back at Spring Conference 2018,

where speakers asked for more detail on how the new system

would work, as well as concerns about a number of issues,

addressed in the sections below.

H. That the Federal Board has appointed a steering group on Sexual

Impropriety Complaints, as recommended by Isabelle Parasram

in her Special Investigative Report, to:

i) Build upon the current support system for complainants

by ensuring the Morrissey recommendations are fully

implemented including as applicable during all stages of the

Complaints Procedure.

ii) Review and regularly update the Party's policy on anonymity,

as published in draft form along with this business motion.

iii) Review and regularly update the Party's policy on police

referrals, as published in draft form along with this business

motion.

iv) Create a guidance manual to support and supplement the

general guidance on the Complaints Procedure for those

tasked with adjudicating or investigating sexual impropriety

complaints.

v) Devise an initial training programme to support and

supplement the general training on the Complaints Procedure

for those involved in the handling of sexual impropriety

complaints, with regular refresher courses.

vi) Advise the Party on an ongoing basis on conveying its stance

and approach to incidents of sexual impropriety to every

member in a more effective manner.

vii) Review the handling of cases involving allegations of serious

sexual impropriety on an ongoing basis.

viii) Report back to the Federal Board with initial training plans

and guidance by December 2018.

Conference believes that:

I. For any new complaints process (the 'Complaints Procedure')

to command the confidence of members, it must be an

independent, stand-alone process which is free from

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