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Trustworthy, organized, high integrity

If I'm a survivor I need to have a very trustworthy person who can help me with the situation I'm facing. Like, I trust them [with] my situation; they are not having any doubt about my story, about the sexual assault, [they are] trustworthy. The second is to be well organized. If they are well organized then they can follow the policy step-by-step and they think about it thoroughly and they can see every risk [implied by] the situation. And third one is the high level of integrity. A person with high level of integrity always wants to do the right thing, so that's pretty much helpful for me as the survivor to have an advisor with those characteristics.


  • Use approaches that are trauma informed and survivor-centred.

  • Present learning materials in a way that is helpful to a friend supporting a victim/survivor.

  • Provide detail and clarity about what happens, and who helps the students involved, at every stage of the process following a disclosure or report.