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Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response Office

Affected by sexual misconduct?

SeMPRO RibbonIf you have been affected by an incident of sexual misconduct, it is important to remember that it was not your fault .

SeMPRO can assist by:

  • Providing you with someone to talk to about what has happened.
  • Putting you in touch with local support services.
  • Supporting you to make a formal report, if you want to.
  • Supporting you through the collection of forensic evidence if needed.
  • Supporting you through processes such as investigations, legal procedures, administrative and other processes.

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Managing a report?

If you are managing a report of sexual misconduct within your workplace, your initial response is very important.

  • Listen to what they are telling you and let them talk at their own pace.
  • Believe them.
  • Do not ask 'why' questions.
  • Remind them that the assault was not their fault and acknowledge their bravery in coming forward.

SeMPRO is available to provide advice and guidance on your role as a support person as well as your responsibilities as a commander or manager.

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