The Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Office (SeMPRO) provides immediate and confidential help to those impacted by sexual misconduct, including:
- Current or ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their families
- Current ADF cadets
- Current Defence Australian Public Service employee
- Current Defence contractors
SeMPRO social workers and psychologists are available 24/7 to assist or refer.
SeMPRO services are confidential and are accessible without needing to make a report to Defence, the military police, or civilian police. Client may choose to remain anonymous.
Support is client-focused and customised to each person’s unique needs. SeMPRO can assist with strategies, such as how to help support a friend or approach a difficult conversation, in order to promote the wellbeing of everyone involved. SeMPRO can also help with navigating Defence and civilian health care services.
SeMPRO is not an investigation service, but can guide and support clients through reporting, investigation, and legal proceedings.
SeMPRO services are available through phone, text and email from any location. Defence encourages people to seek help and support wherever they feel most comfortable.