Respect. Now. Always.
The “Respect. Now. Always.” campaign was instigated by Universities Australia in collaboration with the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to increase awareness of the issue of sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.
Launched in February 2016, the campaign focuses on the determination of Australia’s universities to prevent and address sexual assault and harassment across the sector. The campaign is key to raising awareness of the issue of sexual assault and sexual harassment and increase the visibility of student support services. The campaign places a spotlight on student and staff well-being and highlights the support avenues available to prevent and manage incidents.
Tabor is committed to a safe, respectful and inclusive culture in which all students and staff are valued. This means we have zero tolerance for sexual assault or sexual harassment and are continually striving to improve our prevention programs and support services. If you, or someone you know, has been affected by an incident of sexual assault or sexual harassment, support is always available.Sexual harassment can be a single incident or a persistent pattern, and can range from subtle behaviour to explicit demands for sexual activity, including but not limited to the following examples:
- sexually suggestive comments or jokes
- unnecessary close physical proximity including persistently following a person
- unwelcome physical contact such as brushing against or touching a person
- comments and questions about another person’s sexual conduct and/or private relationships
- persistent unwelcome invitations
- requests for sexual favours
- offensive written, telephone or email communication of a sexual nature
- displays of sexually specific material
- accessing sexually explicit internet sites
- negative behaviours, such as intimidation or exclusions relating to the sex of a person
- staring or leering at a person or at parts of their body
If you feel you are still at risk or think that others may be at risk:
Call 000 to contact the state Emergency Services (Police, Fire, and Ambulance).
In non-emergency situations, you can also contact the Police on 131 444.
Do you need urgent medical help?
Call for an ambulance – 000
If you do not require emergency treatment, it is best not to call an ambulance.
You may decide to go to Yarrow Place Assault Service (24 hours/7 days a week) or go to Accident and Emergency by taxi or Uber.
Click here for information on further crisis services and resources options.
If you are thinking of reporting to the police, you can choose to have a forensic medical examination through Yarrow Place Sexual Assault Service.
Deciding what to do next
Tabor takes all allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment seriously and has specific responsibilities when dealing with allegations made against our students and staff. We can and do investigate these reports. This can mean taking the appropriate action in conjunction with the Police, professional bodies or other government agencies.
If you wish to disclose or report an incident to Tabor, we encourage you to make contact with one of our staff in Student Services or your School Administrator and they will advise you of your options.
Once you have considered your options you may choose whether or not you wish to proceed with a formal report. To report an incident of sexual assault or sexual harassment to Tabor, please contact any Faculty Dean, the HR Manager or any member of the Student Services team. Alternatively, you can report an incident of sexual assault or sexual harassment to Tabor by clicking here.
You can report an incident to the police at any time by calling 000 in an emergency or 131 444 (non-emergency). Police are well trained to provide assistance and advice to people who have been sexually assaulted and there is a range of reporting options available to you.
If you are apprehensive about involving police, you are encouraged to make contact with Yarrow Place Sexual Assault Service where you will be provided with information and choices about accessing medical and counselling services (call 08 8226 8787 or 1800 817 421). Forensic evidence can also be collected by specialist doctors from Yarrow Place and stored away for a period of time which allows you to make important decisions.
Not reporting to the Police: If you are sure you do not want to report the incident to the Police at any time, then you can still access the support of Yarrow Place.
For immediate support
Call 1800 737 732 (1800RESPECT) – National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service. This line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
Support at Tabor
In Adelaide, assistance is available at the Life Design Counselling Centre. Life Design is located at 164 Goodwood Rd, GOODWOOD SA 5034 and can be contacted by telephone: (08) 8373 6326 during office hours.
In Perth, there is a professional counsellor available (by appointment) should any students desire help for personal issues. Appointments can be made through the front office.
Support outside of Tabor
Yarrow Place: 08 8226 8787 (24 hours/7 days) and 1800 817 421 (country callers)
Yarrow Place is the lead public health agency responding to adult rape and sexual assault in South Australia. They provide free, direct services to people aged 16 years or older who have been raped or sexually assaulted or who were aged 16 years or older at the time of the assault.
Victim Support Service: 1800 842 846
Victim Support Service (VSS) provides free and confidential help to adult victims of crime, witnesses, their family, and friends across South Australia. You can call VSS any time after the crime – it doesn’t matter where the crime happened and you do not have to report a crime to get their help.
SHine SA: 1300 794 584
SHine SA is the lead sexual health agency in South Australia and welcomes people who are intersex, gender diverse and of all sexualities. Shine SA is a provider of primary care services and education for sexual and relationship well-being. They provide nurse-led and medical clinical assessment, treatment and counselling services across nine clinical sites. SHine SA may charge a fee for service.
Living Well: 07 3028 4648
Living Well provides supportive, accessible and respectful service to men who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual assault, their partners, friends and family. This is a free service.