WHISTLEBLOWING CODE OF PRACTICE
In 2013 the Whistleblowing Commission recommended the introduction of a statutory Code of Practice for whistleblowing arrangements to assist employers, workers and their representatives in addressing whistleblowing concerns.
The Commission's Code includes 15 recommendations for raising, handling, training and reviewing workplace whistleblowing. Key requirements include:
- confidentiality will be maintained where requested;
- clear assurances are given to staff about protection from reprisal;
- specific individuals have responsibility for the arrangements;
- greater oversight of whistleblowing arrangements by non-executive directors or equivalent;
- review of the effectiveness of the arrangements and publication of key data.
We hope you find the Code helpful. If you do, please note that PCaW has developed a range of support packages to help organisations comply with and benefit from the Code.
First 100 Campaign
Public Concern at Work have now launched the First 100 Campaign and are appealing to organisations across all sectors to be one of the first 100 to sign up to the principles of the Code. If your organisation is ready to abide by the Code's principles and to work towards compliance with it, then please contact Catherine Tustin on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0203 117 2520 for more information about the campaign.
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