Forensic Science Regulator Anonymous Reporting Line

The role of the Forensic Science Regulator is to ensure that the provision of forensic science services across the Criminal Justice System (CJS) in England and Wales is subject to an appropriate regime of scientific quality standards. This line is applicable to aspects of forensic sampling and analysis that enter the CJS. It is NOT for issues such as sexism or bullying in the workplace, issues such as these should be addressed via another avenue.
 
Use this online form or call 0800 917 0967 24/7 to speak to a CrimeStoppers call agent.

Please note/consider the following:

  • Call agents are not forensic scientists and so cannot provide technical advice or guidance but will take the information and pass it to the Forensic Science Regulation Unit (FSRU).
  • If you are an employee with a concern about your employer, have you considered all internal options (e.g. raising the issue with your team leader or quality lead)?
  • Is the FSRU the appropriate body for your issue/concern, or does another professional or regulatory body have jurisdiction?
  • This reporting line enables individuals to flag issues or raise concerns as a last resort when they want to remain anonymous and all other options have been exhausted.
  • If you use this service, you may not qualify for protection as a ‘Whistleblower’ by law as the Forensic Science Regulator’s role is not listed under The Employment Rights Act 1996.
  • If you are not concerned with remaining anonymous you can pass your information directly to  the Forensic Science Regulator via FSREnquiries@homeoffice.gov.uk. This email address is monitored Monday to Friday.
FSRU will not know or attempt to find out who you are and every effort will be made to maintain your anonymity. However, it is feasible that in some circumstances your identity may become apparent. This could be due to:
  • The size of your employer’s organisation;
  • The number of staff who work in the area(s) of concern to you, or;
  • The nature of the issue raised.
Two-way information
At the bottom of this form you can opt-in to enable us to keep in contact with you, whilst you remain completely anonymous. This enables us to ask further questions about the information you have provided. Your information could be vital and may make a real difference. You will be able to access this for 28 days from the date of the most recent communication.
 
Please give as much information as you can because it is only possible to ask follow up questions if you take up the two-way option.