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17 April 2024

We all have a right to feel safe: contact Safer Community if you need help

We want everyone to feel safe, respected and included while they’re at Deakin. As a student, you have access to a range of health and wellbeing services. One of the most important is Safer Community – our central point of contact for behaviour that makes you or others feel unsafe, including reports and disclosures of sexual harm and family violence.

What harmful behaviour can look like

What you can do to protect yourself

Regardless of where or when it happened, if you experience or witness any of these types of behaviour, Safer Community is here to support you. This includes assisting you with a safety plan if appropriate or providing advice and referrals to other services.

Visit the Safer Community webpage to find out more, including what will happen if you make a disclosure, how we manage your privacy, and what ongoing referrals, support and monitoring are available.

How to contact Safer Community

Safer Community is not an emergency or crisis response service. If you or someone else needs immediate help, please contact Victoria Police by calling Triple Zero (000) or Deakin Security on 1800 062 579.

You can contact Safer Community from Monday to Friday, 9am–4pm by:

Other information and help

There’s a range of support services available, both at Deakin and in the community:

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