As noted above in item '4) How soon will I receive a reply to my online report?', responses to reports made via this form are not immediate, so we actively encourage you to obtain emergency support where you need it. In the instance of a physical attack, evidence is better secured at the time of the incident – be it witnesses or forensics.
LSE staff and external organisations can support you in considering whether or not to make a police report. That would be an entirely separate process from reporting through this online form (though please see item '5) How will the information be used?' above regarding disclosures that concern potential risk to an individual or relate to a possible criminal offence).
I witnessed an incident, although I was not directly involved – can I make a report?
The School has partnered with the Consent Collective to provide resources to help people understand consent, learn about sexual harassment, find out how to support people who have experienced sexual violence, learn how to support themselves if they've experienced sexual or domestic abuse, and learn how to be an active bystander in their community. In addition to making a report, you might also like to view the resources available, to learn more about positive bystander interventions.