Once the submit button is pressed, every report, including those submitted anonymously, will receive an immediate automatic acknowledgement which includes a unique submission ID. This ID number should be used in any further follow up queries. This is the only response a person who submitted an anonymous report will receive; the system has no way of identifying you or contacting you through this submission ID number alone.
If you DO identify yourself in the report and supply contact details, you will receive follow up communication from the UNSW response team within 3 working days (72 hours) by the preferred method you have indicated on the report (e.g. email or phone call).”
After consultation with the person making the report, the UNSW response team may provide you with referral details to other appropriate areas within UNSW e.g. Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Health Services, Education Support Service, HR, ARC legal services or a union such as the NTEU. We may also suggest contacting external specialist support services like sexual assault services, external medical services and counsellors.
In some circumstances, a legal duty to inform the Police about a report concerning a serious indictable offence (meaning a crime punishable by a prison term of at least 5 years) will arise. Under the Crimes Act (NSW) when a person knows or believes that the offence has been committed and has information which might be of material assistance in securing the apprehension of the offender or the prosecution or conviction of the offender they must not, without reasonable excuse, fail to bring it to the attention of the Police. You will be consulted wherever possible prior to any notification in relation to your report being made.
Complaints or allegations of sexual misconduct against students of UNSW will be addressed in accordance with the UNSW Student Misconduct Procedure. Complaints or allegations against UNSW staff will be addressed in accordance with the UNSW Staff Complaints Procedure and the UNSW Enterprise Agreements (there are two Agreements, one for academic staff, and one for professional staff).