“Confidentiality” is the term used in our policy to refer to the College’s responsibility and obligation to ensure that any private and personal information provided in a disclosure, report and/or investigation of sexualized violence is collected, used, maintained and secured appropriately (see section 7.3 of this policy). Circumstances in which limits to confidentiality apply are outlined in Section 6.7 of this policy. The College will make every effort to maintain the confidentiality of all persons involved in disclosure or report of sexualized violence including the survivor, respondent and witnesses. All persons participating in the process are required to maintain confidentiality with respect to the information provided in the course of the disclosure, reporting, assessment and/or investigation of an incident of sexualized violence.
If any of the three conditions are met, complete confidentiality cannot be guaranteed:
- An individual is at imminent risk of self-harm;
- An individual is at imminent risk of harming another person;
- There are reasonable grounds to believe that others in the College or wider community may be at risk of harm.