Informal resolution

Informal resolution allows you to disclose sexually harmful behaviours and seek support, without making a formal report or a formal investigation process.

Seeking guidance and assistance from the Student Interest and Conflict Resolution team through the informal resolution process does not disqualify you from making a formal report if you eventually choose to do so.

Informal resolution process

You can contact the Student Interest and Conflict Resolution team if you have experienced sexually harmful behaviours and would like to discuss your options.

This can be done:

Support provided by the Student Interest and Conflict Resolution team

You might want to contact the Student Interest and Conflict Resolution team if you have experienced sexually harmful behaviours, who can assist you to access the support you need.

You may want to have harmful behaviours addressed outside a formal complaints process. This could include the Student Interest and Conflict Resolution team working with the person the disclosure is about to address their behaviour outside the formal complaint process.

The information provided through an informal disclosure will be retained by the Student Interest and Conflict Resolution team. The information will be treated confidentially.

Further action will not be taken unless there is an imminent risk to you or someone else in the University community.

If there are concerns about risk of harm, or other significant concerns about health and safety, we may be required to communicate or seek advice with external specialists or external stakeholders or take other actions to protect you or other members of the University community.

Wherever possible this will be done in a collaborative manner and in consultation with you.