Report & Support: The Help Available At UOD
We’ve talked a little bit about sexual harassment in our recent article, and with the debates set to take place tomorrow, we thought it was important that we looked at exactly what help our University offers.
First things first, there IS help available to you!
The University offer a, confidential service which can give a personalised response to students who have been the victim of any type of incident including; domestic abuse, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, bullying (including social media), hate crime (including gender, sexuality, race, religion, disability and age), physical assault, verbal assault, and harassment. The scheme is call Report & Support and here’s how you can access it, should you need to.
Report and Support is easy for students to access, online on the UDo homepage (Your voice section) and it’s also available to staff members at this link.
Students are able to report incidents anonymously, provide details and make a request for support. Staff members l can also report concerns about a student or use the system for a student.
Requests are followed up by a support worker who is able to provide guidance and advice about the options available and information about specialist services if they are needed.
The service is there to support students so don’t hesitate to make use of the service should you need it.
As you would expect the service is confidential unless there are safeguarding concerns. In this case the relevant information will be reported to the appropriate agency in accordance with the university’s duty of care.
Should you need more information don’t be afraid to reach out for help, your personal tutor is always able to offer support should you need it and they’re a good starting point if you don’t want to go to the service straight away.