The School’s Whistleblowing Policy (PDF) confirms our commitment to ensuring the School has an open culture where individuals are supported to raise concerns. The policy reinforces this by stating that we encourage the reporting of any genuine concerns of wrongdoing and that the School is committed to ensuring that individuals are not adversely affected as a result of reporting such wrongdoing.
The School has appointed a whistleblowing organisation, EQS, to provide a free, anonymous and confidential service for all members of the School community to be able to raise any concerns about unethical or illegal practices. Whilst such incidents are rare, we understand that it might be difficult for you to raise concerns about possible theft, fraud, malpractice or harassment and this service will make it easier for you to speak up.
EQS’s Integrity Line allows you to make a confidential report online from any device. If you wish to report your concerns anonymously without leaving your name, you will be given a unique code number to be able to provide more information when necessary or to get feedback on how the query has been handled.
As per the School policy your concern will be directed to the School Secretary. Alternatively, reports may be directed to the Pro-Director for faculty Development or the Chair of the Audit Committee.
To access Integrity line go to https://lse.integrityline.io.
If you have any queries about this service, please contact the Ethics Manager.
LSE has also subscribed to the Protect helpline, offered by the national whistleblowing charity. As an independent advice service, Protect offers expert and confidential advice on how best to raise your concern and your protection as a whistleblower. You can ring Protect on 020 3117 2520 or fill out the contact form on their website: Contact our Advice Line - Protect - Speak up stop harm (protect-advice.org.uk).