Students Staff

11 May 2018

Our new report and support system is live

Filed under: News — ckeitch @ 10.19 am

ends_now_banner_300x200Last month, our SU told you about our new online report and support system. The system is now live, and it will be easier for you to report any instance of sexual violence, harassment and hate crime at our campuses.

This system is easy to use, mobile-friendly, and gets you the help you need. You will be contacted within 3 working days of making an online report, and one of our trained advisers from across our three campuses will offer you a face-to-face meeting to discuss your options.  You will be offered a variety of support, and will be given tailored information to your needs.

We’ve also given you the choice of making an anonymous report, if you would rather not contact an adviser. Anonymous reports are for statistical purposes only, and let us know what’s happening on our campuses, so that we can take a more targeted approach to tackling sexual violence, harassment and hate crime.  However, you need to be aware that if you make a report anonymously then we are unable to take any action on the report.

This system is not for emergency purposes.  If an assault has just taken place, and you are not in a safe place, feel at risk, or have any injuries that require urgent attention, please use our emergency contact details.

You can report any of the following incidents on our new system:

  • Bullying
  • Harassment
  • Hate crime
  • Relationship abuse
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual violence

The University has a zero tolerance approach to sexual violence, harassment and hate crime, and  this new system will make sure that your voices are heard.  Whoever you are, and whoever you’re reporting, we will listen to you. It doesn’t matter if it’s someone in a position of authority, a member of staff, another student or someone from outside of our community. Whenever an incident is reported we will take proportionate action.

We want you to feel empowered to report an incident, and we hope that by making it easier to report, you will feel safer and know that we are all working together to make our community an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Our system can be found at https://reportandsupport.essex.ac.uk.

To find out more contact itendsnow@essex.ac.uk.

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