Physical Assault

What To Do If You’ve Been Assaulted On Campus

  • If you have been assaulted on campus, Campus Support can offer first aid and first response support, you can contact them on 01695 584 227 (24 hours a day).
  • If you feel unsafe or need to urgently report the incident to the police, for example, if you feel you or others are at risk of further harm, contact the police on 999.
  • If you need urgent medical care you may need to attend A & E for immediate attention. For emergency ambulance services call 999. The local 24 hour Adult Accident and Emergency department is at Southport and Formby District Hospital.
  • For non-emergency police support you can report the incident by calling 101. This is for non-urgent police contact and used for reporting a crime that is no longer in progress and when there is no immediate risk of harm.
  • If you require less urgent medical assistance you can either see your GP or attend the walk-in centre at Ormkskirk Hospital.

What To Do If You’ve Been Assaulted Off Campus

  • If you feel unsafe or need to urgently report the incident to the police, for example, if you feel you or others are at risk of further harm, contact the police on 999.
  • If you need urgent medical care you may need to attend A & E for immediate attention. For emergency ambulance services call 999. The local 24 hour Adult Accident and Emergency department is at Southport and Formby District Hospital.
  • For non-emergency police support you can report the incident by calling 101. This is for non-urgent police contact and used for reporting a crime that is no longer in progress and when there is no immediate risk of harm.
  • If you require less urgent medical assistance you can either see your GP or attend the walk-in centre at Ormkskirk Hospital
  • If you’re not in the Ormskirk area, click the link to find your local walk-in centre.

Reporting The Assault To Edge Hill University

You can report the assault to the University through Student Services. You can do this by visiting the Catalyst Helpdesk, emailing studentservices@edgehill.ac.uk (emails will be picked up during office hours) or calling 01695 650800 (during office hours).

What To Do If You’ve Been Assaulted By Another Student

If you don’t feel safe in your accommodation or on campus, contact Campus Support on 01695 584 227 (24 hours a day) and/or Student Services via the contact details above.

You can report the assault to the University through Student Services via the contact details above. The report will be dealt with by the Campus Life team. You will be asked to make a statement about the assault and the team will guide you through the process. Each case is dealt with individually working within the Student Regulations.

After A Physical Assault

It can be extremely frightening to be the victim of an assault. As well as being hurt or physically injured you may also feel emotional trauma.

Once the assault has taken place it may be helpful for you to write down what has happened soon after the event, along with time and date of the incident in case you decide to report the incident to the police.

For non-emergency police support you can report the incident by calling 101. This is for non-urgent police contact and used for reporting a crime that is no longer is progress and when there is no immediate risk of harm.

Even if the incident does not result in any physical injuries it can still be regarded as an assault. Often victims know the perpetrators of the assault, and incidents can happen anywhere. Regardless of physical injury assault can have an emotional effect. No matter how you’re feeling it is important to remember no-one has the right to hurt or threaten you.

If you require emotional support you can contact Wellbeing on 01695 650988 (during office hours) or by email on studentwellbeing@edgehill.ac.uk (emails will be picked up during office hours).

If you would like to look at some online support pages visit the Victim Support webpages where you can access advice and also use their support line if you require more information.

The Lancashire Victim support team can be contacted on 0300 323 0085 (Monday-Friday, 9.00am to 7.00pm). More useful information on local services can be found by clicking the link.

If you do need support outside these hours you can call Supportline on 0808 1689111 (free of charge).

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