The University understands that seeking advice and support for any form of sexual violence can be a very difficult and personal decision. This is why we have established a specialised support service for students who have experienced sexual violence.

What is the role of a University SVLO? 
The SVLO Service is available to both students and staffs who have any experienced any form of sexual violence  
SVLOs will listen empathically without judgement. They will inform you about support available and discuss reporting options. SVLOs can also liaise with external organisations and other university staff on your behalf. We never push you to report and we understand how difficult it can be to ask for help. Support we offer is very much led by you. 

Who can access an SVLO? 
SVLOs can support students and staff who have experienced any form of sexual violence and misconduct, including recent and non-recent cases. This is whether or not the case has been reported to the Police. This is not limited to cases that have happened within the UK but please note the training our SVLOs receive is specific to the English and Welsh criminal justice system  

A University SVLO can also support responding parties, including students who have been the subject of an allegation internally. This support includes providing information on how procedure works and timelines, as well as signposting and referring to relevant wellbeing support.  

Who are the University SVLOs?  
The SVLO service is a diverse group of staff drawn from various teams across the university namely Student Wellbeing, Staff Wellbeing and EDI (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion). We will endeavour to meet a clients request for an SVLO from a particular background. 

All our SVLOs complete LimeCulture‚Äôs SVLO development programme training which is an intensive course that equips SVLOs with the knowledge and specialist skills to identify risk and support the needs of students and staff who have experienced sexual violence. 
 
 
How can I access this support? 
You can complete the SVLO referral form or submit a report through  Report and Support and one of the team will get back to you as soon as possible. 
If you are unable to complete the form contact SVLO@law.ac.uk.  
 
Confidentiality notice:  
 The service will keep information you disclose confidential, however, if you share information that suggests that you or someone else is at risk of significant harm, we may have to report to appropriate University staff or the police. We will discuss this with you further at the beginning of the SVLO appointment. 
 
 
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