We have a step-by-step guide for using the Report and Support tool at the College.

Acts of bullying, harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct are not acceptable. Imperial College London uses the Report and Support tool, which allows you to disclose unwelcoming behaviours such as bullying, harassment, sexual violence, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, racial discrimination and more. To be transparent, we publish some summary data from the Report and Support tool.

Anyone can use the tool, including staff, students, contractors and visitors to the College. You can use the tool if you have witnessed an incident, or experienced bullying or harassment directly. You can disclose something anonymously or you can provide your details to be put in contact with someone. If you disclose something using the Report and Support tool this does not mean you have made a formal report to the College. However, if you ask to be put in contact with someone you will have the option to discuss the best interventions, specialist support, and identify the next steps.

We appreciate that for many reasons you may not feel comfortable providing your name. If you choose to disclose anonymously the information you provide will remain confidential and this data will be used to monitor issues across the College.

If you choose to be put in contact with someone you will need to provide your contact details. Your details and information relating to your disclosure will remain confidential and will only be passed on to relevant, specially trained members of staff. We will not disclose any personal or identifiable information to others unless we believe there is a genuine threat to an individual’s health and safety.

It is important to understand the difference between a disclosure and a formal report:

Disclose an incident – this is when someone wants us to know that something has happened, but they do not want, or are not ready, for there to be a formal investigation. Disclosures can be made through the Report and Support tool, or by contacting a Harassment Support Contact directly. There are separate Harassment Support Contacts for staff and students.

Report an incident – this is when someone makes a formal report, initiating a formal investigation into an incident following HR policy and procedure for staff, or the Student Disciplinary Procedure for students. Individuals who choose to formally report incidents will be offered support and guidance throughout the process.

Imperial College London does not and will not seek by any agreement to silence people who come forward to raise complaints of sexual harassment, abuse or misconduct, or other forms of harassment and bullying.

Hate crime

When disclosing an incident relating to religious intolerance, for example Antisemitism or Islamophobia, through Report and Support (whether disclosing anonymously or making a named report) please ensure you select the 'Hate Crime' option. This allows us to track incidents and take action more effectively.