Sources of support

Find out how to access support

If you have been affected by sexual violence or harassment, please see our list of contacts below to access help and support.

If you require any information in alternative formats, please contact the EDI team.

If you have experienced bullying or harassment, you can report it online at lse.ac.uk/reportit. You may also wish to speak with the School's volunteer anti-bullying and anti-harassment advisers (ABHAs - please click on 'Concerned about bullying or harassment? Get in touch with an anti-bullying and anti-harassment adviser' below).

In an emergency, for urgent medical care or police assistance, please call the emergency services on 999.

For details of how to disclose or report sexual harassment or sexual violence to the School, please refer to the 'LSE guide to reporting sexual harassment or sexual violence' [PDF].

For staff guidance on responding to disclosures and reports from students, please refer to the 'LSE staff guide to handling cases of student sexual violence, harassment and abuse' [PDF].

Concerned about bullying or harassment? Get in touch with an anti-bullying and anti-harassment adviser

The School has a network of anti-bullying and anti-harassment advisers (ABHAs). This is made up of a team of appointed and trained ABHAs, who offer a confidential 'signposting' service for staff and students who may be experiencing some form of harassment or bullying. The ABHAs are all volunteers, who are committed to supporting LSE’s inclusive working, studying and social environment.

Drop in sessions are available between 1pm and 2pm on Thursdays, in LRB 5.24 (fifth floor, Lionel Robbins Building). There is no need to book for these – just take a seat outside the room, and an adviser will meet with you. If you would like to make an appointment outside of these hours, please email the EDI Office (edi@lse.ac.uk).

Experienced sexual harassment or assault? Speak to LSE's Safe Contacts

LSE Safe Contacts are members of LSE staff who have received enhanced sexual violence training and can offer a confidential 'signposting' service for staff and students who may be experiencing some form of harassment, sexual misconduct or sexual violence. Depending on circumstances, Safe Contact may also be able to offer advocacy, for example help with writing letters of support and accessing independent specialist support where required.

The Safe Contacts are all volunteers, who are committed to supporting LSE’s inclusive working, studying and social environment.

Safe Contacts are supported by the EDI Office who work with others across LSE to maintain this important resource. 

To find out more about or be connected with a Safe Contact, please contact Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (edi@lse.ac.uk) in the first instance 020 7106 1229.

Sexual Violence Support worker, from Rape Crisis South London, visits LSE once a month and is here if you would like a safe space to talk about any sexual violence you have experienced, or to find out about longer term support.

To book a confidential appointment, email the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion team on edi.svsupport@lse.ac.uk

Who else at LSE can offer support? Get in touch with other LSE contacts

Want to know about other forms of support? Check out external contacts