• Do not agree to keep the information secret.

  • Do not conduct an investigation. Remember that it is not up to you to investigate or elaborate on the alleged victim's story. Your job is to keep the victim safe and to report the allegations.

  • Do not bathe the victim of an alleged sexual assault or rape.

  • Do not change the clothes of an alleged victim of a sexual assault or rape.

  • Do not wash the bed linens or clothing of an alleged victim of a sexual assault or rape.

  • Do not clean the location of an alleged sexual assault or rape.

  • Do not re-interview the individual.

  • Do not interpret or edit the information.

  • Do not interrogate the alleged abuser/suspect.

  • Do not involve other persons.

  • Do not interview other individuals or staff.

  • Do not go looking for evidence.

  • Do not touch physical evidence.