Safer Communities

At UNSW our goal is to create a welcoming and safe environment where everyone is respected and supported to reach their full potential.

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Safer Communities will enhance the University’s efforts in gendered violence, managing psychosocial risk, respect at work and staff wellbeing, while continuing to foster a collaborative approach, through active formal engagement with students and staff. The work of the Safer Communities team is built upon three core pillars: early intervention, prevention and response. These foundations will further support UNSW’s efforts to ensure a safe place for every member of our community and give us the opportunity to prioritise the wellbeing of our community.

We want to provide accessible and person-centred reporting options, in the case that students and staff experience or witness harmful behaviour like sexual harassment, and sexual assault.

The Safer Communities team comprises of professionals with specialised training and experience.