Procedure for reporting harassment

This procedure has been adopted from the Ada Initiative's guide titled "workshop anti-harassment/Responding to Reports”.

  1. Contact members of staff responsible for enforcing Code of Conduct for the event you are attending. We make sure that we have a Code of Conduct committee at all our events and the members. All of our staff and Code of Conduct committee members are informed of the Code of Conduct policy and guidelines for handling harassment at events. 

  2. Report the harassment incident (preferably in writing, e.g. on paper or via email). All reports are confidential.

  3. When reporting an event to a member of the Code of Conduct committee, try to gather as much information as available, but do not interview people about the incident. Staff will assist you in writing the report/collecting information.

  4. The important information consists of:

    • Identifying information (name/badge number) of the participant doing the harassing

    • The behaviour that was in violation

    • The approximate time of the behaviour (if different than the time the report was made)

    • The circumstances surrounding the incident

    • Other people involved in the incident

  5. The staff is well informed on how to deal with the incident and how to further proceed with the situation.

  6. If you do feel your safety is in jeopardy, please do not hesitate to contact the Police by dialling 999. If you do not have a mobile phone, simply ask a staff member. The police non-emergency number is 101.