Our policy papers suggest how public policy can utilise whistleblowing to ensure good governance and accountability. Below the policy papers are grouped by topic headings.
- Professions - lawyers, accountants, police
- Corruption and Fraud
- Health and Safety
- Civil Service
- Human Rights, Freedom of Information and Data Protection
- National Health Service (NHS) and Care
- Public Interest Disclosure Act - Scope of the Act and the Register of Claims
Submission on the CNIL’s Draft Guidelines on Whistleblowing Schemes under the French Data Protection ActPublished Nov 2005
A submission to CNIL (the French data protection authority) on its draft guidelines on whistleblowing schemes (e.g. whistleblowing hotlines) under the French Data Protection Act. (2005)
Whistleblowing, Data Protection and the EU's Article 29 Working PartyPublished Jan 2006
A paper on data protection in relation to whistleblowing, presented to the European Union’s Article 29 Working Party.
Non-Executive Directors and WhistleblowingPublished Sep 2002
Response to the Higgs Review of the role of non-executive directors.
Review of the OECD Principles of Corporate GovernancePublished Feb 2004
Submission to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s review of its principles for the governance of private companies. (2004)
Practical Hints for SMEsPublished Oct 2001
Practical Hints for SMEs
Rewards and Collective Responsibility at WorkPublished Nov 2006
This paper looks at the issues of collective and individual responsibility in the workplace and how law and practice are developing in this area. It considers the effects of the important decision of Majrowski by the law lords this summer on workplace bullying and questions the basis on which the decision was reached. The points it raises have a wider implication for the relationships between the administration, executive, legislature and the courts. The essay also summarises how the whistleblowing law is operating.
Speaking out Without FearPublished Jun 1999
A guide from the trade union Unison for union branch officers and stewards. It includes advice on whistleblowing, whistleblowing policies and how to help union members who have raised concerns.
Whistleblowing and the new perspectivePublished Oct 2001
Essay by Sir Gordon Borrie and Guy Dehn examining the progress made towards a positive whistleblowing culture.