Have you been the target of/or witnessed unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature in the workplace? This may include offensive or inappropriate sexualised conversation (including jokes), touching or assault. Resources are available below.
Advice and support
Contact the Employee Relations Team directly for advice and support:
- Raising concerns/speaking up pathways
- In-house counselling and listening services
- Domestic abuse
- Domestic violence and abuse emergency department leaflet
- Violence, prevention and reduction – coming soon (opens on intranet).
Sexual assault and domestic abuse referral centres (SARCs) are specialist NHS services that provide a safe space and dedicated care for anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted or abused.
The centres are located across the country and available for everyone, regardless of gender, age, the type of incident and when it happened. Their services include crisis care, medical and forensic examinations, emergency contraception and testing for sexually transmitted infections. They can also arrange access to an independent sexual violence advisor, as well as referrals to mental health support and voluntary sector sexual violence support providers.
- Watch this short animation which explains what happens at SARCs
- For NHS information and further resources visit the Getting Help for Domestic Violence page
- Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk
- The Health Education England Identifying and Responding to Sexual Assault and Abuse Programme provides information and advice on identifying and responding to sexual assault and abuse.
- Domestic Violence And Abuse Emergency Department Leaflet
- Domestic abuse – Pregnancy or after giving birth
- NHS England – Domestic abuse and sexual violence leadership update
External support services for those who have experienced a hate crime
Visit our equality and diversity pages for information on external support services for those who have experienced a hate crime.