A report is a disclosure made to the University about harmful behaviour(s) that any current or former member of UCL may have faced during their time at UCL. While disclosing something you have experienced to a friend or family, or even someone from staff you may know at UCL does not necessarily lead to action (unless there is a duty of care), if you report it to the University, for example through Report and Support, you can expect University to take some action depending on how you choose to report it.

Report anonymously- If you choose to report anonymously, you will not share your name or contact details. UCL will not get any identifiable information from you, and thus, we'll be unable to get in touch or give advice on how to resolve the situation or any actions you can take. There is limited action UCL can take if names or any identifiable information is mentioned in the incident details. 
 
This option is useful when you want the University to know about harmful behaviours prevalent in the University, or you simply do not have the headspace or time to make a named report due to any reason, and/or want to make a report with your details later.  While we can take limited action if you choose not to give your details, the information from anonymous reports is collated and analysed to help monitor the prevalence of incidents that take place and launch different initiatives to improve the culture of departments by identifying hotspots if many anonymous reports are clustered together. 

If you want a response or need immediate action to be taken you are encouraged to fill in the contact advisor request.

Report with contact details
-  This option is for making a named report, which means that you will be asked to provide your name and contact details so that an advisor can contact you for further advice on action that can be taken and support options available to you. You will be asked to choose from a list of advisors who you think would help in your situation. The administrators (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team) will assign your report to the relevant advisor. A detailed description of the incident is not necessary in the form but helps in assigning the report if you do not know/have a preference of who you want to speak with. 

What happens after you submit a report:

If you have chosen to 'report anonymously', the report will be passed on to the Human Resource (HR) business partners of the mentioned department (area) for oversight. No further action can be taken for the individual report but if there is an emerging pattern in several anonymous reports, HR will initiate conversations with the department in question. Therefore, we request you to please fill in the department or area where the incident had occurred for us to be able to identify and work with issues clustered in specific departments. We also encourage you to explore support options for your situation on our UCL specific support and external support service providers pages on this site. 

If you have chosen to 'report with your contact details', the report will be assigned to one of the relevant  available advisors on report and support who will contact you by your specified contact method (email or phone/Teams call).  We aim to respond within five working days. Different types of advisors are trained in handling disclosures and sensitive information and specialise in different types of advice. Depending on who you choose, the advisor will listen to the issue you have faced, and take you through options which you could follow to resolve the situation either informally or if it cannot be resolved informally, they'll guide you to formal procedures of disciplinary action (for reports of student misconduct) or staff grievance and disciplinary action ( misconduct by staff, or staff concerns).Please see section on formal reporting for further information. Formal reporting usually involves investigation/hearing followed by an outcome/panel decision that can be further appealed.

Please note that reporting on Report and Support does not automatically result in formal action, but you will be provided with support and guidance to make a formal case if you would want to. 

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