Do not ignore your concerns, but check what you have noticed. You could speak to the student directly, or talk to colleagues to see if they share your concerns.
If, after checking, you identify a potential matter of concern, or one is referred to you, you should contact one of the two teams below as soon as possible for advice. This should always be your first step. You should not carry out an investigation yourself.
The steps are summarised in a Referral Flow Diagram.
Even if you have doubts as to whether a matter is relevant or not, you should always seek advice. Staff with the appropriate training will be able to assess if the matter requires further investigation or not.
Concerns about individual students (undergraduate, postgraduate or research) should be raised with Student Support, Health and Wellbeing team. This is done under the Student Cause for Care and Concern procedures. However, if you consider that someone is at immediate risk of harm you must telephone and speak to a manager in Student Support, Health & Wellbeing. Out of hours you should contact the Security staff.
Concerns about individual members of staff or anyone else connected with the University should be raised with Human Resources and Organisational Development team.
The relevant team member will advise you of appropriate steps to take, if any.
Any information reported under these arrangements should be regarded as confidential by all involved in the process. It will be processed in accordance with the data protection principles.