I think I have a concern about my own safeguarding 

 

Think 

Are you in immediate danger? If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, you can call 999 (or 112 from a mobile).  If you are on campus, you should tell Security (01483 68 3333) that the emergency services are on their way and give details of your location.  
 
Find a safe space: if an incident has just happened, try and find somewhere you feel safe. If you are on campus and this isn't possible, you can call Security on 01483 68 3333. 
 
What is abuse? Noticing and acknowledging the signs of abuse is the first step to ending it. 
 

Talk 

 
To a friend or family member: talking things through with someone you trust can sometimes help. 

Security: our Security team can talk through how to make a report and what support is available. 
 
Centre for Wellbeing: can support you in deciding to disclose safeguarding concerns or how to manage the emotional reactions to abuse.

University of Surrey Students Union (USSU) can talk students through what options are available and support you through the process. This support includes attending any meetings with the University. 
 
 

Report 

 
Report and SupportStudents and staff can report an incident using the University’s Report and Support system. You can choose to do this anonymously or you can request support from a member of staff. The University takes every report seriously and carefully considers what action to take. 
 
 

Get support 

 
Centre for Wellbeing: the University’s team of professional counsellors, and mental health workers offers confidential support. 

Chaplaincy: our chaplains are from many different faiths and beliefs.  We also have non-faith or spiritual chaplains. 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team: the team provides advice, support and guidance on equality, diversity and inclusion related issues to students and staff. 

 

For students 

 
The University of Surrey Students Union (USSU) is a free confidential, impartial service where students can get advice and information on academic and personal issues, including advice on procedures and representation at meetings.  

Wardens are responsible for the general welfare and good conduct within the halls of residence. 

Personal tutors are there to support your academic, personal and professional development throughout your time here. They will refer you to appropriate academic, welfare and support services when necessary. Tutors follow a Code of practice for personal tutoring to ensure they are delivering the best possible help to you. 

Extenuating Circumstances. If you feel your studies have been affected by what has happened you can consider applying for extenuating circumstances (ECs). Your faculty’s ECs team will be able to provide more information:
 

For staff 


Human Resources: if you are a member of staff or manager your HR contact will be able to identify the support that’s available for you. 

 

Other sources of support 


Women’s Aid support for women and children in domestic abuse situations. We are  mindful of those who may be in isolation with abusive partners during this time.  Women's Aid have produced a coronavirus safety advice article which can be found here: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-safety-advice-for-survivors/.

Men's Advice Line is a confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence.

Mankind: their confidential helpline is available for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner). Call 01823 334244 10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Next Link: crisis support and temporary supported housing for women and children experiencing abuse.

National Domestic Violence helpline: call 0808 2000 247 for confidential advice 24/7.

 Victim Support help anyone who has been the victim of a crime. They can support you coping with the after-effects of crime and help with reporting to the police.

Refuge provides practical and legal support women, children and men suffering all forms of domestic abuse.

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse helpline. Run by Galop, it provides emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse.

Healthy Surrey.  You'll find self-care information, as well as signposting to local health and wellbeing services available to you as a Surrey resident.

SafeLives is a UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good. 

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