It can be difficult to report any incident of sexual abuse. You may feel anxious, worried and even fearful if you do report particularly if you know your perpetrator. You may even think there is little point reporting as nothing will get done or you have had previous negative experiences with the police.
 
However it is vital that incidents of sexual abuse are reported so that the University has a full picture of what is happening within our community. This knowledge could help us to take targeted action and in the future, better support others who may face similar experiences. It may feel daunting to report any incident but the University can support you through the reporting process.
 
Sexual abuse and rape are all illegal and you can make a report directly to the police. To report to the Police phone 101 or visit a Police Station. In an emergency always call 999.

If you are a student and require any advice or support of how to proceed with the police please contact the Wellbeing Advisors at advice@liverpool.ac.uk or you can phone on 0151 795 1000. If you are a staff member you can contact HR at hr@liverpool.ac.uk or you can phone on 0151 794 6771. 
 
Reporting for Students 
  • You can report any incident to the University through Report and Support. Once you make a report a Wellbeing Advisor will contact you and discuss reporting options with you. All information will be treated sensitively and confidentially.  
  • If the perpetrator is another member of the University community you can make a complaint which will trigger an investigation. For further information on the University complaints process please click here. You can speak to the Wellbeing Advisors about this option
  • If you don’t want to a make a formal report or to make a complaint you can still provide anonymous information through Report and Support. This information is still useful because it can alert us to an issue that we may be able to address. 
 
Reporting for Staff 
  • You can report any incident to the University through Report and Support.  Once you make a report an Advisor will contact you and discuss reporting options with you. All information will be treated sensitively and confidentially.  
  • If you don’t want to a make a formal report or to make a complaint you can still provide anonymous information through Report and Support. This information is still useful because it can alert us to an issue that we may be able to address. 
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