Report + Support
Report + Support is one way in which students and staff of Ayrshire College can submit a report, including anonymously, about something that has happened to them or something they have witnessed in relation to bullying, discrimination or harassment (on the basis of protected characteristic); hate crime; racism; and gender-based violence (for example, domestic abuse, sexual violence, and sexual harassment).
The main aim of Report + Support is to enable the College’s students and staff to access support. This means, Report + Support complements already existing College reporting routes by providing you – a student or member of staff – an additional, alternative choice on how to report an experience or incident(s) and access support from us. We want to be a safe and inclusive place to learn, work and develop. Having Report + Support, is one way to help us continue being that place.
You can choose to report an incident(s) anonymously. We encourage all reports to be made with your name and contact details but, at the same time, understand, that an anonymous report might be a step towards a named report later when you feel ready, safe, and able.
Take the time you need. When a report is submitted through Report + Support with your name and contact details, someone from the College will be in touch with you within two working days. You can discuss with them what support you feel you need and what outcome, if any, you would like.
The College is able to support you. The first step, is telling us what happened.
Through Report + Support, you will be asked to select an option that best describes what happened. In this same section, you will have the option to provide more information about the incident. It is your choice as to how much information you provide. When you do provide more information, however, we have an increased opportunity to provide you with the best possible support.
Before you submit the report, you are given the chance to change your mind about whether you report anonymously or with your name and contact details.
The College's Report + Support website provides specific support information related to the incidents listed above.
Find out more about Report + Support here