If you are experiencing any form of harassment, discrimination, violence or abuse, please know that you do not need to suffer in silence. You can disclose an incident to us, either with your name or anonymously. Our disclosure tool is a supportive mechanism - if you include your name and contact details, our Disclosure Response Team will get in touch to help you get the support you need.
Our dedicated team is comprised of trained staff who can provide practical support, signpost you to specialist services, explain options for making a formal report or complaint, and support you with managing your safety.
Any personal information provided will remain confidential within the Student Wellbeing Service. Personal information will only be disclosed outside of the service in exceptional circumstances, such as if we are concerned for your safety or the safety of others.
The Disclosure Response Team will not be able to respond directly to anonymous disclosures. However this information is important to us, and will be used to help us understand what is happening in our university community, and shape our responses and actions accordingly.
Contacting the Disclosure Response Team does not initiate a formal report or complaint to the university. If you give your name, the Disclosure Response Team can take you through your options so that you can make an informed decision.
Find out more about the type of issues you can disclose.
Contacts for making a formal report.
A staff disclosure tool is also available (log-in required) under the guidance of the Harassment Working Group, chaired by our Director of People, Julie Fryatt. If staff have experienced harassment, bullying, discrimination or domestic violence our trained Harassment Disclosure Response Advisors (HDRA’s) can be accessed via the disclosure tool.
The HDRA’s can offer assistance to colleagues who make a disclosure by providing a space to discuss issues and signpost to support and next steps where appropriate.
The #NeverOK Oversight Group, also chaired by our Director of People, will consider and lead on new initiatives and respond quickly to emerging issues. The scope of this group considers all forms of harassment and scenarios involving our community.
Additionally, the university has signed the non-disclosure agreement pledge from Can’t Buy My Silence, which is a campaign aimed at ending the misuse of non-disclosure agreements for those who experience sexual violence, harassment or abuse as outlined in our declaration.
“We the University of Brighton have signed the Can’t Buy My Silence pledge, to declare our commitment for never using non-disclosure agreements to silence who experience sexual violence, harassment or abuse at the University of Brighton. This has never been our practice and nor will it be in the future.”