CW19 - Attendee Procedure For Reporting Harassment

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

  1. Contact any of the following staff

The staff will also be prepared to handle the incident. All of our staff members are informed of the code of conduct policy and guide for handling harassment at the workshop. There will be a mandatory staff meeting just prior to the workshop when this will be reiterated as well.

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

  2. When reporting the event to staff, 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.

  3. 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

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

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

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