Behaviour that is intimidating, abusive, disrespectful, or threatening, including instances of sexual harassment, sexual assault or rape is NOT acceptable within our community or on our campuses.
If an incident of sexual assault or sexual harassment occurs to any student or member of staff, you can access support (even if the incident does not occur on campus) as per below.
First, get to a safe place and seek support from:
Your wellbeing is our priority and we encourage you to make use of the institution’s free and confidential services. The Student Success Centre Manager (students) or the People and Training Manager (staff) can provide access to a range of confidential support irrespective of the course of action you choose to take.
Find phone numbers in the box above.
Formal Complaint (internal)
You can make a formal complaint at any time via the Complaints and Appeals Policy and associated procedures (students) or the grievance procedures in the Employee Handbook. It is YOUR decision.
The Student Success Centre Manager (students) or the People and Training Manager (staff) can provide confidential support to help navigate this this process.
Formal Report to Police (external)
You can make a formal report to the police at any time. It is YOUR decision
The Student Success Centre Manager (students) or the People and Training Manager (staff) can provide confidential support to help. It is YOUR decision navigate this process.
Informal / Disclosure
If you are unsure about, or you do not wish to make a formal report, that it YOUR decision. Confidential support services are still available to you.
Regardless of whether you choose to make a formal report, your wellbeing continues to be our top priority. A wide range of internal and external support services are available. For students, this may include academic support for your studies. The Student Success Centre Manager (students) or the People and Training Manager (staff) can provide access to a range of confidential support services.
NSW Rape Crisis Centre: Is the 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling service for anyone in NSW – men and women – who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault and their non-offending supporters.
Northern Beaches Mental Health Services: Ring the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511. This line is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be able to speak with a clinician who can provide recommendations about how to manage the situation or put you in contact with the appropriate mental health team.
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