Help & Support Resources for Sexual Harassment We are here to offer support and guidance if you face sexual harassment, discrimination or abuse at work. Last updated: 07 November 2022 How the MU can help The MU's Safe Space scheme has been created to provide a safe space for all musicians to share instances of sexism, sexual harassment and sexual abuse in the music industry. If you are an employed or self-employed musician and would like advice on your rights or support raising this at work, regardless of which part of the industry you work in, you can talk to us. Contact your Regional Office for advice and assistance. Every office has at least one female member of staff. If you would prefer to speak to a female member of staff, you can ask to do so at any point. All calls will be treated in the strictest confidence and no action will be taken on your behalf without your prior consent. External organisations that can help If you have been a victim of sexual abuse, we would encourage you to speak to one of the following organisations. They can provide support such as counselling and signposting of specific services to assist you in recovery and advise on reporting the incident to the police should you choose to. In England and Wales Sexual Assault Referral Centre – dial 111 to find the nearest Sexual Assault Referral Centre. They can provide immediate support and advice, including medical examinations and tests, and will not go to the police until you decide if you want to or not. Rape Crisis - 0808 802 9999 Victim Support - 08 08 16 89 111 Galop (LGBT+) – 0207 704 2040 Survivors UK (men) In Scotland Rape Crisis Scotland - 08088 01 03 02 Scottish Women's Rights Centre Galop (LGBT+) – 0207 704 2040 Survivors UK (men) In Northern Ireland Rape Crisis NI - 0800 0246 991 Galop (LGBT+) – 0207 704 2040 Survivors UK (men) Toolkits, resources and information to create change There are many charities and organisations working to end sexual harassment in workplaces and in society, providing advice, information and resources that anyone can use. They include: Rights of Women – a charity that helps women understand and use the law and their legal rights. They have put together a handbook on sexual harassment at work with resources to help you understand the process. Suzy Lamplugh Trust – a personal safety charity and leading authority on stalking including cyberstalking. Resources include the National Stalking Helpline, the Am I Being Stalked? assessment tool, and practical advice on staying safe online. Refuge – the national domestic violence charity. They launched a tech safety hub to help you stay safe online, with tips on recognising tech abuse and what do if you think someone you know is experiencing tech abuse. National Education Union – one of the two trade unions for classroom teachers, and an MU partner organisation. The NEU has put together resources including advice on classroom teachers’ rights at work and resources for reps, such as a questionnaire to gauge the extent of sexual harassment in schools, video resources and infographics. Trades Union Congress (TUC) – the umbrella body for the trade union movement, made up of trade unions representing over 6m working people. The MU is part of their This Is Not Working Alliance, a coalition of organisations campaigning for a legal duty that requires employers to take all reasonable steps to protect workers from sexual harassment and victimisation. They also provide advice and guidance for trade union reps. Can’t Buy My Silence – a campaign to end the use of NDAs to silence survivors. They include practical information for people who have signed NDAs, and who are thinking of signing an NDA. Speak Our Revolution – a charity that works to end the culture of silence around sexual harassment at work. They have created a global, open source dashboard with statistics and data to support organisations and individuals working in this space.