Do I have to make a formal report?
No, if you don’t feel comfortable making a formal report, you don’t have to. There are a number of ways you can let us know of an incident without having to make a formal report. You can choose to disclose information about an incident without seeking for it to be investigated. Or you can choose to make a formal report if you would like it to be investigated. We will support you no matter your decision.
Can I report anonymously?
Yes, you can. One way to do that is through the ACT’s online reporting form. However, please note it may not be possible to investigate an anonymous report.
Can I report online?
Yes, you can. The ACT has an online reporting form where you can make a report, including anonymously or on someone else’s behalf.
Where does my report go?
When you make an online report, it is received by the ACT’s SASH Contact Officer, the Quality and Inclusion Officer. If you choose to provide your details, they will contact you to talk about support available to you and to discuss your options in response to the information you have provided.
Can I report on someone else’s behalf?
Yes, you can. However, please note that the ACT will generally only investigate when the person who was allegedly assaulted or harassed has given their permission.
Do I need to report to the police?
It is your decision as to whether you make a report to the police. You may decide to report to the ACT, the police or both. We will support you no matter your decision.
Do I report to my College or the ACT Office?
In the first instance, students and staff are encouraged to report sexual assault and sexual harassment to their ACT College, however, you can choose to report directly to the ACT if that is your preference.
Who do I report to?
You can report to your College or you can report to the ACT. The SASH Contact Officer at the ACT is the Quality and Inclusion Officer. The SASH Contact Officer receives the reports made through the online form and you can contact them on (02) 8937 5301. For details about student support contacts at each ACT College, go to the “College contacts” section at: https://www.actheology.edu.au/student-support-services/