Sexual Abuse and Misconduct


Disclaimer: Although these might be some common stages in processing a sexually violent incident, this is not a linear process, and individuals should work through the information in the way that makes sense to them and however they feel able to.

Colour Coding:

  • Accessible for everyone

  • Female Support Only

  • Male Support Only

  • Any underlined text contains a hyperlink.


Immediate Threat
Emergency

101 or 999; Leicestershire Police

  • You can also talk to the police in person at a police station
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  • Don't want to phone or walk in? Report it on-line instead
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  • If you are, or someone you know is in danger, you can call 999. to help the police deal with it urgently.
Campus Security
  • Call Security Services’ 24 hour emergency line: 0116 252 2888 .
  • If an ambulance is needed, ring 999 first and then call Security Services.
  • If you need the police or fire service, call 999.
SafeZone App

SafeZone is a safety app which the University of Leicester is making available to all staff and students. The app allows you to alert University Security via your mobile phone if you ever need urgent assistance or first aid, or if you have an emergency while on campus. SafeZone has three main buttons that can be used to request assistance from Security:

  • First Aid
  • Enquiries
  • Emergency

SafeZone is simple-to-use and free to download:

Initial Steps
University Disclosure

The Report and Support tool allows students to disclose any incidents regarding sexual violence or any other forms of harassment, bullying, abuse or violence: reportandsupport.le.ac.uk.

The disclosure tool is a support mechanism and does not automatically trigger a formal report. If you leave your contact details you will be assigned a trained case worker who will help you find the path that’s right for you. This can include anything from finding counselling all the way to reporting to the university or the police.

If you disclose anonymously (without leaving a contact email address), you won’t be able to receive tailored support at that time, but you can still look at your support options on the system here: reportandsupport.le.ac.uk/support or disclose again with an email address at a later date.

Juniper Lodge (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)

0116 273 3330

  • They offer: Medical Support, Forensic testing, Assistance in police reporting, and other guidance and support for survivors.
  • They will only contact the Police if you are ready and will keep all forensic samples taken for up to 8 years.
  • Available Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00am to 8:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 12 noon.
Rape Crisis England and Wales

0808 820 9999

  • Available between 12 noon to 2:00pm and 7pm to 9:30 pm every day of the year.
  • Offer services by women for women and girls, however men can also get support.

National Male Helpline and Online Support

0808 800 5005

  • Available Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00am to 8:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 12 noon.

  • Available to males.

  • Provide free emotional support, information and signposting.

Physical and Sexual Health
  • For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, call 999.
  • If you need medical help fast but it’s not immediately life-threatening, call 111.
Accident and emergency Services (A&E) at Leicester Royal Infirmary
  • Open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
  • Location: Leicester Royal Infirmary, Infirmary Square , Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5WW
General Practitioner (GP)

A General Practitioner (GP) is your doctor and is the main point of contact for general healthcare. They assess, diagnose, treat and manage illness. Find out more about how to sign up to a GP and how to find your nearest one here.

Victoria Park Health Centre

Leicester City Sexual Health Clinics (or your home clinic) - Haymarket Health
Talk about it

All of your options can be discussed with a trained Sexual Violence Liaison Officer from the Standing Together team in the University after a disclosure via Report and Support (see ‘Initial Steps’ section - they can only discuss this with you if you leave your email address). Below are some therapeutic talking options.

Leicester Rape Crisis – Jasmine House

0116 255 8852

  • Provide free and confidential telephone, video call and face-to-face counselling and support to female survivors aged 13+.

  • One-to-one opportunity to talk things through and find practical ways of looking after yourself..

  • Help with identifying coping strategies to deal with difficult emotions.

University Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service (Mental Health Services)

0116 223 1780

  • Online contact form: Self-referral form.
  • Email: wellbeing@le.ac.uk
  • Website: www2.le.ac.uk/offices/counselling
  • Location: Student Services Centre, Charles Wilson Building
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm (some appointments may be available after 5pm). *All appointments are currently being offered via phone or video call.

  • The Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service offers appointments for emotional and mental wellbeing. They offer booked sessions with trained practitioners, ideal for short-term support.

First Step

0116 254 8535

Ongoing Support
Victim First

A Leicester based charity assisting victims of all crimes, they can talk you through different options surrounding reporting the crime.

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)

For coordinated sexual and domestic violence support, please get in touch with UAVA. Further information about UAVA can be found here.

University Disclosure
  • The Report and Support tool allows students to disclose any incidents regarding sexual violence or any other forms of harassment: reportandsupport.le.ac.uk
  • .
  • The disclosure tool is a support mechanism and does not automatically trigger a formal report. If you leave your contact details you will be assigned a case worker who will help you find the path that’s right for you. This can include anything from finding counselling all the way to reporting to the university or the police.
Juniper Lodge (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)
  • 0116 273 3330
  • They offer: Medical Support, Forensic testing, Assistance in police reporting, and other guidance and support for survivors.
  • They will only contact the Police if you are ready and will keep all forensic samples taken for up to 8 years.
  • Available Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00am to 8:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 12 noon.
Additional information that can also help
Formal reporting to the University
  • On receiving support from a Sexual Violence Liaison Officer/ Case Worker from the University, they will provide appropriate reporting and support options, including the University’s formal reporting process.
  • Once a formal disciplinary report has been written, it will be sent to the University's Student Conduct Team.
  • The Conduct Team will then assess the report and work with the Case Worker to manage any possible risks to wellbeing and safety.
  • Appropriate measures will be put in place by the University and, if applicable, a formal investigation will be conducted. After investigation, there will be an outcome made either by the Conduct Team or a trained Staff Panel.
  • Your Case Worker will be able to talk you through all the relevant steps and actions you will need to take to report formally to the University.
  • Information is also available in the University Policy on Sexual Misconduct.

Disclosure on Report & Support (more information)
  • Report & Support is the University's disclosure tool - it is not a formal reporting tool.
  • More information about Report & Support can be found on the system itself: reportandsupport.le.ac.uk/
  • You can also watch this video which will explain further:

 

 

Please note: The Advice Service does not offer advice on sexual and physical violence, and other allegations of criminal action, however we can signpost to other services for support.

 

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