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Publications to help you support students

Sometimes in our work as staff, or student leaders, we may find ourselves being a reciepient of a disclosre of sexual violence. This is a difficult position to be in, as we no doubt want to help, but also we have to make sure we are taking the correct steps forwards when we do so.

Below are a group of publications created by the Together Consent team to help inform you how to respond to a disclosure of sexual violence.


What do I do now? This document helps to advise a student what steps they can take after they have experienced sexual violence. It also details what to do if they are a victim of Image Based Sexual Abuse (IBSA), sometimes known as revenge porn. What do we do now - Emergency Response This document provides advice for staff such a security guards who may be responding to victims in the immediate aftermath of sexual violence. It provides information on Sexual Assault Treatment Units (SATUs) and Rape Crisis Centres. Disclosure Support and Context This document has information from our First Responder Training that helps to inform staff on what happens after someone is a victim of sexual violence, what their response might look like, and how to take further steps to supporting the student. Trauma informed approaches in TCD This document provides advice for staff who are interested in what a trauma-informed approach is, and how they can ensure the work they undertake has the care of sexual violence survivors in mind.