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Safe and Fair Community Unit

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The Safe and Fair Community Unit (SaFCU) is a University service which provides support, advice and information to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our University community.

Ph: +61 3 6226 2560
Email: SaFCU@utas.edu.au

You can report:

  • Concerns or complaints about inappropriate or concerning behaviour
  • Disclosures or reports of sexual harm, including sexual assault and sexual harassment
  • Child safety concerns
  • General complaints about a service or your University experience
  • Wellbeing concerns about yourself or someone you know

What is the Safe and Fair Community Unit?

The Safe and Fair Community Unit (SaFCU) is a University-wide service providing support, advice and information to assist all our community members to be safe and well. We respond to notifications of sexual assault or sexual harassment, concerns raised in relation to wellbeing or behaviour, reports of misconduct and the lodgement of general concerns or complaints.

The Safe and Fair Community Unit aims for early identification and intervention of concerning behaviour which could affect the safety and wellbeing of individuals or other community members. If you have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment, or observed concerning or unacceptable behaviour, or you wish to make a complaint, we encourage you to contact the Safe and Fair Community Unit:

We are here to listen, provide information and advice regarding your options and support, and where appropriate, will facilitate actions to assist you with your situation.

University Expectations

The University's Behaviour Policy sets out the values, standards and expectations for behaviour that apply to our University community. People are the heart of our community. We want you to be safe, feel valued, and to actively contribute to our mission. Our University subscribes to the fundamental values of respect and self-respect, fairness and justice, integrity, trust and trustworthiness, responsibility and honesty.

When members of our community behave in a manner that is not aligned to our values and expectations, our focus will be on early intervention and restoration, providing an opportunity to understand the implications of inappropriate behaviour, and to rebuild responsibility and accountability. Inappropriate behaviours can be demonstrated in different ways. Please read Examples of Inappropriate Behaviour (PDF 80.5 KB) to understand more.

In circumstances where the inappropriate behaviour is of a serious nature and risks to health and safety are apparent, we will act swiftly and decisively to ensure safety for our community and to maintain our values-based culture.

A safe and respectful University community is everybody's responsibility

Below is a range of policies and procedures to assist you in understanding the processes we have in place to keep yourself and others safe.