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Please be advised that due to changes relating to Covid-19, the Report + Support team are unable to offer face-to-face meetings until further notice. Existing reports will still be monitored; and we shall aim to respond to new reports as soon as we can. 

If you are in immediate danger or are seriously injured, you can call 999 (or 112 from a mobile). If you’re in an emergency situation and need police help, but can’t speak call 999 wait for the operator then press 55 the operator will then transfer the call to the relevant police force as an emergency. For non-emergency calls, dial 101.

Information on other kinds of support can be found on the Support page. Answers to questions relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the University’s dedicated webpages:
https://www.dur.ac.uk/coronavirus/

Sexual misconduct and violence is an umbrella term which captures a range of behaviours including rape, attempted rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, indecent exposure, image-based sexual abuse or so called “Revenge Porn”, and stalking.

The University definition of Sexual Misconduct and Violence is: any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature which occurred in person or by letter, telephone, text, email or other electronic and/or social media and includes, but is not limited to, the following behaviour:

  • Engaging, or attempting to engage in a sexual act with another individual without consent;
  • Sexually touching another person without their consent;
  • Conduct of a sexual nature which creates (or could create) an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating, or offensive environment for others including making unwanted remarks of a sexual nature;
  • Inappropriately showing sexual organs to another person;
  • Repeatedly following another person without good reason;
  • Recording and/or sharing intimate images or recordings of another person without their consent; and
  • Arranging or participating in events which may reasonably be assumed to cause degradation and humiliation to those who have experienced sexual violence, for example inappropriately themed social events or initiations.
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