Outcome 15: Staff receive same best practice level of care and support as students in making a disclosure or report regarding sexual harm

The advisory group to oversee the University’s approach to staff disclosures and reports of sexual harm has been refreshed with new Terms of Reference developed to strengthen sexual harm prevention and response for staff. The group will also help support compliance with Respect @ Work legislation, and provide a standing update at Respect at Monash Committee meetings.

Training sessions on Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence were hosted for Monash HR staff in 2022 and will continue to be delivered as required. Monash HR’s Respectful & Ethical Conduct team to embed advanced course in recognising and responding to sexual violence in team development considerations annually so at least one staff member has completed this training irrespective of staff turnover.

Anonymous online reporting is accessible via the A Culture of Integrity and Respect webpage.

A Respect at Monash staff module has been developed and implemented as part of the University’s mandatory compliance training suite and will be periodically reviewed for best-practice.

Work is underway to complete remaining action items related to this outcome. A comprehensive report on the fulfilment of our National Student Safety Survey Action Plan will be published in 2024.