NZDF

Reporting Sexually Harmful Behaviour

Affected by sexual violence?

If you have been affected by an incident of sexual violence, it is important to remember that it was not your fault.

Sexual Assault Response Team [SART] can assist by:

  • Providing you with someone to talk to about what has happened.
  • Putting you in touch with local support services.
  • Supporting you to make a formal report, if you want to.
  • Supporting you through the collection of forensic evidence if needed.
  • Supporting you through processes such as investigations, legal procedures, administrative and other processes.

The services of the SART are available for all personnel within the NZ Defence Force.

What is Restricted Disclosure?

Only a victim/survivor can make Restricted Disclosures,  With Restricted Disclosure you will receive the help and support you need.  The information you give to the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Advisor [SAPRA] will not be passed on to anyone* and no investigation will take place.

Who can I go to for help?

Talk to a SAPRA and tell them you want to make a Restricted Disclosure.

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What is Unrestricted Disclosure?

Victims/survivors or witnesses can make Unrestricted Disclosures.  With Unrestricted Disclosure you will receive the help and support you need.  The information will be held sensitively, shared ONLY with those who need to know, and a full investigation will take place.

Who can I go to for help?

Talk to any member of the NZDF including your Regional SAPRA, commander/manager, someone you trust in the NZDF, a chaplain, any medical person or NZDF MP and tell them you want to make a report and have it investigated.

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Resources

Acknowledgement

The New Zealand Defence Force acknowledges the Australian Defence Force Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response Office [SeMPRO] and thanks them for permission to adopt and adapt their work.

If this is an emergency please call emergency services on 111

If this is an emergency please call emergency services on 111

Call SART 0800

Free Call NZ 0800 693 324 Nationally call [04] 496 0410 Internationally call +64 4 496 0410

Use this contact Form to get in touch with a SAPRA

Use this contact Form to get in touch with a SAPRA

This page was last reviewed on 29 June 2016, and is current.