The UK Government has acknowledged that the order to stay at home can cause anxiety for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse. There is never an excuse for domestic abuse, no matter what the circumstances are.

We would like to make you aware of the support and guidance offered by the University for staff and students, as well as national helplines and services that are still available for referrals.

Guidance for Managers and Staff

Please read this guidance which is for staff who have experienced domestic abuse and also provides advice to their managers and colleagues on steps that can be taken to help them.

Report and Support Tool

All staff and students can report discrimination, misconduct, harassment or assault at home or in the workplace by using this tool. You can report anonymously or get support from an adviser.

You can use this tool to report incidences of physical assault, sexual harassment, sexual assault, online harassment, hate crimes, stalking, bullying or discrimination.

Make a report

National helplines and services

UK helpline services are still available. Although many have closed their face-to-face services and operating differently in accordance with advice from the UK government, the below services are still open and available for referrals:

Stalking & cyberstalking

If you have or are experiencing stalking/cyberstalking, or potential stalking/cyberstalking:

You can also refer to our staff and student wellbeing pages for further advice, guidance and support.