Physical assault is when an individual or a group attacks a person physically, with or without the use of a weapon, or threatens to hurt that person.
What is physical assault?
Physical assault can include scratching, pushing, kicking, punching, throwing things, using weapons or physically restraining another person.
Physical assault can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, age or any other characteristic. However, if the assault was motivated by hostility towards a person or group due to a protected characteristic, that is considered a hate crime. Physical assault within relationships, or between family members is classified as domestic violence.
How to make a report
- Complete the Request Wellbeing Support form and we will make sure you get the support you need or,
- Report anonymously if you don't feel comfortable providing your details. We will know the incident has happened but will not be able to take any action.
- Have an informal conversation with the Student Complaints Officer. Email email@example.com. You may then want to make a formal complaint using the University’s Acceptable behaviour policy (PDF, 673kB)
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