Confidentiality is essential in making you feel safe to disclose sexual violence, and seek support and accommodation. Before you disclose information to someone, you have the right to ask about the level of confidentiality you can expect.
There are limits to confidentiality. In rare cases, the university may be required to take action without your approval. This happens in cases where:
- There is an immediate threat of serious physical harm to yourself or another person;
- A court order is received for your records (this can include counselling records, notes taken regarding disclosure, or reports made to University Security); or
- There is evidence of sexual violence in the public realm (such as video posted on social media).
- You are under the age of 16.
- You are aged 16-19 and the perpetrator is a parent or guardian.
If one of these situations applies to you, you will be fully informed and supported at every step of the process.