Dedicated and specialist support for UCL staff on bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct
16 May 2019
As part of the broader work that UCL is undertaking to address and prevent unacceptable behaviour within our community, additional specialist support has been introduced for students and staff.
This is to ensure that students and staff affected by unacceptable behaviour have access to internal or external specialist support, and as part of the broader commitment to ensuring UCL is a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.
Dedicated support telephone lines for staff and students
UCL staff and students can access confidential emotional support, advice, and information through UCL's 24/7 Student Support Line for students, and Employee Assistance Programme: Staff Support Service for staff.
Rape Crisis Outreach Worker
A Rape Crisis Worker is available to see email staff and students affected by sexual misconduct for confidential one-to-one appoints in person or via phone. The Outreach Worker can assist with discussing the impact of the incident; options and process reporting to the police; signpost or refer to therapeutic support. For staff appointments please contact email@example.com and note ‘appointment with Rape Crisis Outreach Worker’.
Students can access this support by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +44 (0) 20 7679 0100.
Please note that Rape Crisis’s expertise means that they only work with women. We are working with Survivors UK who are experts in supporting men and we will announce the same type of support for male students and staff as soon as this contract is finalised.
UCL has recruited and trained New Dignity Advisors who can offer students and staff confidential and informal advice for those affected by bullying, harassment or sexual misconduct. The advisors are a voluntary role with UCL but have received training and continued support and development .