Each person should be treated with dignity and respect. If you have been the victim of abuse or misconduct, we want you to know how to report it and where to get support.
Is it an emergency?
Does it feel like the situation could get heated or violent very soon? Is someone in immediate danger? Do you need support right away? If so, please call 999 now.
If you have a hearing or speech impairment, use the textphone service 18000 or text 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergency SMS service.
If you feel concerned for your safety on university campus, you can contact campus security.
The information below will discuss how to:
Students can also report any incidents of violence, harassment or misconduct through the online reporting tool here.
Sexual Misconduct Reporting - report anonymously
Sexual misconduct is any conduct that is sexual, unwanted and causes distress, or that otherwise constitutes harassment, bullying or victimisation.
There are different ways of reporting sexual misconduct that you have experienced or witnessed. You should report any incidents of sexual misconduct to the police.
You can contact the police by:
By visiting a local police station.
The Police also have an online reporting tool that helps you to report rape and sexual assault, and other sexual offences like indecent exposure and upskirting. You can also report sexual harassment using this service.
The Students’ Union and the University of Worcester takes incidents of Sexual Misconduct extremely seriously and have policies and procedures to educate students and guide them on how to make reports of any crimes or incidents they have experiences or witnessed. You can still access support from the university and external services if you choose not to make a police report.
Reporting Hate Crime and Hate Incidents
The Students’ Union takes incidents of Hate Crime and Hate Incidents extremely seriously and have policies and procedures to educate students and guide them on how to make reports of any crimes or incidents they have witnessed. By reporting hate crime, you may be able to prevent it from happening again.
Remember: Evidence of the hate element is not a requirement. You do not need to personally perceive the incident to be hate related. It would be enough if another person, a witness or even a police officer thought that the incident was hate related.
Who can be a victim of a Hate Crime or Hate Incident?
There are five categories of ‘identity’ when a person is targeted because of a hostility or prejudice towards their perceived:
How do I report a Hate Crime or Hate Incident?
Report it online. True Vision is a national police scheme to help victims report hate crime online. Make a report here.
Report by phone 101. When you call, ask to speak to your Community Safety Unit. You can report a hate crime directly to them or simply ask them for support or advice.
Visit a police station.
For more information about external services that can support victims, please see our Help & Advice signposting A – Z or book an appointment with an advisor.
The Advice Service is confidential - nothing you tell us will be shared with the University of Worcester or any other organisation or individual without your permission. There are rare occasions where a breach of confidentiality may be deemed necessary. A breach of confidentiality will only occur if staff have evidence to believe that someone is at risk of harm and abuse. Further details can be found in our Confidentiality Policy. If a decision is made to breach confidentiality, the client will be informed in advance of the breach.
Every effort has been made to ensure that all information contained on the Help & Advice web pages is both current and accurate. However, information within these pages is subject to change without prior notice. Please seek professional guidance for the latest information. Any advice given by members of staff is based on the information available and to the best of their knowledge. No liability can be accepted for any errors or misleading information. Please note the SU Advice Service is a member of AdviceUK.