Sexual Harassment and Violence

What we do

The Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service provides professional support to students who have experienced sexual harassment and/or violence.

Our advisors are specially trained in responding to incidents of sexual harassment and violence. We offer a response that is non-judgemental, non-directive and puts the student in control of what happens next.

Our advisors will help students to:

  • Think about their options
  • Think about how to care for themselves
  • Re-establish a sense of safety and personal agency
  • Put in place practical support and manage any impact on their academic work
  • Find appropriate therapeutic support if you would like this

The team

The support service is run by a team of three highly trained specialist advisors and soon an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA).

Guidance on confidentiality in student welfare

Updated guidance on Confidentiality in Student Health and Welfare is available on the welfare webpages. The updated document below is guidance on best practice and is available for colleges to use and adapt as they feel appropriate.

Other information for staff

Confidential consultations on student cases are available to staff if you would like advice – please call 289815.

The service also supports students who have had allegations made against them. They are held by a separate advisor to any reporting student to avoid conflict of interest and efforts are made to keep them separate within the service (waiting room etc.). Please contact 289815.

Colleagues can support the service the service by putting up posters, including ones designed for the back of toilet doors. If you would like more materials, please email.

For further information and to discuss the service, get in touch with Pete.

Contact us


Student Welfare and Support Services
3 Worcester Street
Oxford, OX1 2BX
01865 270300
swss@admin.ox.ac.uk

 

 
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