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Stott’s College has zero tolerance for sexual assault and harassment and believe it is the right of every student and staff member to feel safe and respected at all times. Stott’s is committed to supporting students and staff affected by sexual assault or harassment wherever it has taken place.

What is Sexual Assault and Harassment?

Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behaviour that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Consent means a person must freely (without coercion, force, intimidation or any other means) agree to the activity.

Examples of sexual assault include:

  • Unwanted touching, hugging or kissing
  • Forced viewing of pornographic content or sexual acts Public exposure
  • Sextortion Incest Rape

Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that causes a person to feel offended, humilitated or intimidated, including sexual assault.

Examples of sexual assault include:

  • Persistent unwanted sexual advances or requests to go out
  • Offensive sexual comments or jokes
  • Sexually suggestive behaviour, such as leering or staring

 

What to do if you Experience Sexual Assault or Harassment?

Immediate Assistance

If you or someone you know is hurt or in immediate danger, call for help:

Emergency services on 000

Stott’s College emergency number on  0424 383 868

You may be asked to undergo a forensic medical examination following an incident of sexual assault. It is your choice whether to proceed, however it’s important to consider that evidence will be lost over time if you delay the examination.

It is always recommended that survivors of sexual assault seek medical attention to screen for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and, if female, for pregnancy.

 

Report the Incident

You can report an incident to the Police or to Stott’s College student services team at any time. You don’t have to make a formal report if you don’t want to. When reporting an incident, you will receive confidential advice on next steps to take and be referred on to relevant support services.

 

Police

Melbourne -Sexual Offence and Child Abuse Investigation Teams (SOCIT) www.police.vic.gov.au

Sydney – Contact your local police station or fill out this form https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/475794/SARO_Form_200213.pdf

Perth – Sex Assault Squad (08) 9428 1600

Stott’s College Student Services

counselling@ae.edu.au

It’s helpful to have a trusted friend or family member act as your support person when making contact with the police or the college about the incident.

When making a report to Stott’s College, you always have control over what actions are taken. We will respect your privacy and how you want to deal with the matter.

Seek Support

Incidents of sexual assault and harassment can be traumatic and leave you feeling uncomfortable. Your usual coping mechanisms may be affected by the trauma, so it’s good to seek support.

Consider telling a trusted friend or family member about the incident, who can then help you seek out support services.

Report the incident to Stott’s College, e.g. teaching staff, course coordinators, student services, who can link you in with other support services.

Seek free and confidential support services both on campus and within the community.

Call 03 9663 3399, speak to reception or email counselling@ae.edu.au to make an appointment with a counsellor.

 

Off Campus Support

Melbourne

  • Victorian Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1800 806 292
  • National Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Service 1800 737 732  www.1800respect.org.au

Sydney

  • NSW Rape Crisis Helpline  1800 424 017
  • Domestic Violence Line 1800 656 463
  • Bravehearts NSW (02) 9810 5898

Perth

  • Sexual Assault Resource Centre (08) 6458 1828
  • Crisis Care Helpline (08) 9223 1111

 

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