Online Tool: Disclosing Harassment, Discrimination, Violence and Abuse
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(s) of harassment, discrimination, violence or abuse. This includes but is not limited to sexual violence / harassment, hate crime / hate incidents and domestic / dating abuse. You can make a disclosure about an incident(s) 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 making a formal report or complaint
- Support students with managing their safety
If you make an Anonymous Disclosure, the Disclosure Response Team will not be able to respond directly. However, we will use the data you provide to help us understand what kind of incidents are taking place in our university community and support us to take positive action.
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 this form, you are not making a formal report / 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 making a formal report or 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.
We will respond to an Identified Disclosure as soon as possible. Our response will be between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). If you complete the online form after 4pm please note that this will not be attended to until the following week day. If you wish to speak to someone sooner or outside of our opening hours, you can contact one of the following specialist helplines / online services :
SPECIALIST HELPLINES / ONLINE 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 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
Scotland’s 24h Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline: 0800 027 1234 https://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 firstname.lastname@example.org https://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 https://www.report-it.org.uk/home
SPECIALIST HELPLINES / ONLINE 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. https://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. https://chayn.co/