Step 1. Incident reporting and immediate response
After receiving the initial incident report organisations should:
- Ensure that individuals affected by the incident receive the assistance and support needed
- Ensure that the response timeframe matches the severity and impact of the incident
- Prioritise assistance to those affected and protect them and others from further harm
- Consider any personal circumstances (ethnicity, personal status, gender identity) which may require a customised response approach.
Consult SIIM Handbook, pages 21, 31, 33 & 36.
Chapter 2, Objective one – Immediate response: 1.3 Security incident follow-up process, 1.4 Communication & 1.5 Dealing with sensitive cases: sexual violence against staff.