Confidentiality & Privacy

Confidentiality and Privacy

The Centre treats disclosures and reports of incidents of sexual violence as confidential and in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. At the start of an appointment, we will explain our confidentiality and privacy commitment and review any limits that may exist to confidentiality and privacy.

We limit sharing of information to what is necessary for the purposes of implementing the University’s Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, including providing services, supports, accommodations and interim measures; carrying out the investigation and decision-making processes; and taking corrective action resulting from those processes.

The Centre is, however, legally required to disclose information in situations where:

  • An individual is at risk of imminent and serious harm to themselves or others;
  • There may be an imminent or significant risk of harm to members of the University Community
  • A report or investigation is required by law (for example, a recent incident of violence involving a child)