The University has a network of trained Dignity Contacts who can provide confidential support to individuals who may be experiencing difficulties relating to harassment and/or bullying.
Dignity Contacts may provide guidance on possible options open to the individual. It will be for the individual to decide if they wish to pursue any of the options open to them.
Dignity Contacts have been given appropriate training in relation to the Dignity at Warwick policy and any relevant areas of legislation. They will also be provided with ongoing support and confidential advice where appropriate from the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Team.
All DCs are volunteers who work in a variety of roles across campus and carry out this task in addition to their day jobs.
Dignity Contacts can:
- Ensure a confidential environment to discuss issues in relation to the Dignity at Warwick Policy.
- Listen to you without making any judgements about what you say
- Listen to your concerns
- Explain the informal and formal procedures under the Dignity at Warwick Policy
- Help you to explore the various options available to you
- Help you to explore other sources of support which may be available to you
Dignity Contacts cannot:
- Offer advice or solutions on what you should do
- Act as your advocate
- Make decisions on whether bullying or harassment has taken place
- Maintain confidentiality if they believe that there is a risk of harm to you or others