Online Tool: Disclosing Violence and Abuse
COVID-19 Update: The Disclosure Response Team is still supporting students but there are some changes to our service. Our advisors are working remotely but we can still offer video, telephone and email support so please do contact us by completing our online disclosure form below.
The following form can be used to submit an Anonymous or Identified Disclosure about an incident of violence and abuse such as sexual violence, harassment, hate-crime and/or relationship abuse. You can make a disclosure about an incident that happened to you, or on behalf of someone else.
If you make an Identified Disclosure, a member of the Disclosure Response Team will contact the student affected and offer support. Our trained Disclosure Response Advisors are based in the Student Wellbeing Team and are here to:
- Provide practical support
- Signpost to specialist services
- Explain options for reporting and complaints procedures
- Support students with managing their safety
EMERGENCIES: This online disclosure form is not an emergency response service. If you or someone else is in immediate danger, or if emergency assistance is required, and you are in the UK: CALL 999.
If you are on university premises, you should also call the university emergency number 01273 642222 to inform site staff.
If you have experienced an incident of sexual violence, the university has developed an information sheet which outlines your options for specialist support. It also includes information about what you can do if the incident happened within the last 72 hours, including how to preserve forensic evidence and time limits you need to be aware of.
This form should only be used to record incidents that have happened to University of Brighton students.
By completing the form, you are not making a formal complaint to the university authorities. Where an Identified Disclosure has been made, a member of the Disclosure Response Team will take the student through their options for reporting or making a formal complaint.
- An Identified Disclosure will be kept confidential within the Student Wellbeing Team. A student's information will only be disclosed outside the team in exceptional circumstances and ideally with consent from the student. For further information about confidentiality and data protection, see the next page of the form.
Key specialist support services in the UK:
Rape Crisis England and Wales: Freephone helpline: 0808 802 9999 (Daily, 12pm-2.30pm and 7pm-9.30pm) https://rapecrisis.org.uk
Rape Crisis Scotland: Freephone helpline: 08088 01 03 02 (Every day, 6pm to midnight) https://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk
Freephone 24h National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge, England: 0808 2000 247 http://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
Scotland’s 24h Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline: 0800 027 1234 http://sdafmh.org.uk/
24h Life Fear Free Helpline, Wales: 0808 80 10 800 https://gov.wales/live-fear-free
24h Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline, Northern Ireland: 0808 802 1414 https://www.womensaidni.org/24-hour-domestic-sexual-violence-helpline/
Men’s Advice Line (domestic abuse): 0808 801 0327 email@example.com http://www.mensadviceline.org.uk/
National Stalking Helpline: Telephone helpline: 0808 802 0300 (Weekdays, 9.30am - 4pm, except Wed, 1pm - 4pm) http://www.stalkinghelpline.org/
Karma Nirvana: UK Helpline for ‘honour’-based abuse and forced marriage: 0800 5999 247 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) https://karmanirvana.org.uk
True Vision (hate crime): UK online reporting tool: http://www.report-it.org.uk/home
Specialist services outside of the UK:
International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies – international directory of abuse hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centres and women’s organisations, plus domestic violence information in over 110 languages. www.hotpeachpages.net/index.html
Chayn - a global volunteer network addressing gender-based violence by creating intersectional survivor-led resources online, including digital services that offer interactive support to female survivors. www.chayn.co