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Living respectfully

In an emergency

If you or someone else is in immediate danger call 000 for Police. If you or someone else needs immediate medical attention call 000 for Ambulance.

We take our responsibility to protect students and staff from sexual assault, interpersonal and sexual harassment and violence very seriously.

All our professional and personal relationships should be respectful and built on trust, good communication and mutual respect. Within a culture of respectful relationships, there is no place for sexual assault, sexual harassment or violence of any kind.

Safe and respectful communities support services

Bond has developed a network of on-campus and off-campus support services that you can access for advice, guidance and resources.

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Supporting someone who has been sexually abused

If someone discloses a sexual assault or an instance of sexual harassment to you it means they have identified you as someone they feel safe with. Here are some useful tips on supporting the person disclosing as well as the person responding. 

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Supporting our communities

Difference between disclosure and reporting

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted or sexually harassed, you can choose to disclose what has happened or report it. The difference between disclosure and reporting is discussed below.

The Student Success & Wellbeing (SSW) team can help you to understand the available disclosure and reporting options, and provide support throughout the reporting process if desired. Contact the SSW team at [email protected]

  • Disclosure means telling someone about what has happened so together you can make sure you've got the care and support you need to understand and cope with what has happened.

    A disclosure is made to someone you trust; this might be a friend, family member, residence staff member, teacher or tutor. When you disclose, you just tell the details that you feel comfortable telling. It is important to know that a disclosure won't result in holding a perpetrator to account, but you can seek other outcomes like arranging your timetable to avoid seeing someone.

  • Reporting means making an official complaint in a documented process. Reporting to Bond University means that the University will review the allegation and decide whether to proceed with an enquiry.

    Reporting to police means giving as much information as possible to begin a police investigation. You can meet with the police to talk about the reporting process before you decide whether you want to make an official report. There is no time limit on reporting: you can make a report no matter how long ago the incident took place.

Disclosure means telling someone about what has happened so together you can make sure you've got the care and support you need to understand and cope with what has happened.

A disclosure is made to someone you trust; this might be a friend, family member, residence staff member, teacher or tutor. When you disclose, you just tell the details that you feel comfortable telling. It is important to know that a disclosure won't result in holding a perpetrator to account, but you can seek other outcomes like arranging your timetable to avoid seeing someone.

Reporting

You can report an incidence of sexual misconduct using the Sexual Assault Sexual Harassment (SASH) form.

When reporting an incidence using this form, you can include as much or as little information as you like. The important thing is that you can receive information about where to go for help. More information is provided below.

Disclosing