The Speak Out Programme and Tool is an online anonymous reporting system for staff and students within higher education in Ireland. There are now 20 participating higher education institutions (HEIs) in the programme with a representative from each participating in a national Steering Committee.
The tool was led by Psychological Counsellors in Higher Education Ireland (PCHEI) and funded by the Higher Education Authority (HEA). The tool takes an intersectional approach to its’ response to the Framework for Consent 2019 and is accessible to staff, students, and visitors to HEIs. It is an anonymous reporting tool to voluntarily disclose incidents of bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, discrimination, hate crime, coercive behaviour/control, stalking, assault, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape.
MIC will be rolling this tool out in 2022/2023.