Online Tool: Disclosing Violence and Abuse
The following form can be used to submit an Anonymous or Identified Disclosure about an incident of 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: 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 sources of specialist support:
- Saturn Centre, Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), Crawley Hospital - crisis support, forensic medical examination and medical care in Sussex. 01293 600469 (Weekdays, 9am–5pm), 0800 033 7797 (24/7 Out of hours) https://www.saturncentre.org/
The Portal - single point of contact for victims and survivors of domestic or sexual abuse and violence, helping them to find the right help, advice and support in Brighton and Hove and East Sussex. Freephone 0300 323 9985 http://theportal.org.uk
Rape Crisis UK - national helpline for women and girls who have survived any form of sexual violence, no matter how long ago. Freephone 0808 802 9999 (Daily, 12pm-2.30pm and 7pm-9.30pm). https://www.rcsas.org.uk/helpline
Brighton and Hove Partnership Community Safety Team - supports and advises people who have experienced hate crime/incident. 01273 292735 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/life-events-and-communities/life-events/reducing-crime-and-anti-social-behaviour
East Sussex Safer Communities Partnership - you can make a third party report of a hate crime/incident to Citizens Advice Bureau in Eastbourne (03444 111 444) or Rother (01424 215055 / 01424 734549) (Mon, Wed & Thurs, 10am-4pm, Tues & Fri, 10am-1pm) http://www.safeineastsussex.org.uk/anti-social-behaviour-and-hate-incidents-help.html
Samaritans - free and confidential helpline for people who are struggling to cope. 116 123 (24 hours). https://www.samaritans.org
Further information about support options available for students that have been affected by violence and abuse can be found at the end of this form.