Procedures for reporting inappropriate, concerning or threatening student behaviour
NOTE: For student behaviour that clearly presents a threat to the student or to other students or staff members, use the Security Services emergency telephone number: 8313 5444.
The Early Intervention Group
The Early Intervention Group (EIG) has been established in Student Affairs as a central point of enquiry for information, advice and support in managing inappropriate, concerning, intimidating or threatening behaviour by students. Staff are encouraged to ask for assistance and report if they:
- have concerns about a student’s well being
- have received unwanted and/or inappropriate attention from a student
- are worried about a student harming themselves or someone else
- feel threatened by or unsafe with a student
- wish to clarify issues of responsibility, confidentiality or duty of care regarding a student.
Even where no action is required, it is important to record incidents centrally so that the University can monitor any repeat behaviour.
Some examples of possible situations are available to help in deciding if this is the appropriate action.
Behavioural Incident Reporting Form
The Behavioural Incident Report Form is designed to assist staff to report incidents of concern, and is available online.
Acknowledgement of receipt will usually be provided within 1 to 2 business days. In consultation with the person making the report, the EIG will make an initial assessment of the situation, and if appropriate, recommend an action plan. A communication strategy involving relevant personnel across the University may be required. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, and will include the relevant Executive Dean(s).
Student Health Assessment and Leave Policy and Guidelines
Where a serious health condition adversely impacts on behaviour or capacity to study and risks harm to self or others, or otherwise disrupts the activities of the University, a health assessment and/or leave of absence from study and a managed return to study may be initiated under this Policy.
Under the Student Health Assessment and Leave Guidelines, student behaviour which could adversely impact on the student or other members of the University community may be referred to the EIG for assessment and management when there are serious underlying behavioural, welfare or health concerns.
Should you wish to seek further information, please contact:
Early Intervention Group
The University of Adelaide SA 5005
Phone: +61 8 8313 3191
Fax: +61 8 8313 0075