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The Government announces changes to the whistleblowing framework

WHISTLEBLOWING Doineed a Policy for Whistfeblowers? What Canl Do To with no Poficy at work? 2 Get The Message Dut I No Poficy Your people need to know what falls under the whistleblowing policy, who to go to, what will happen, and crucially, that they will be protected from retaliation. Repeat this message at least annually! Download the policy template from Public Concern at Work. Ensure you include outsourced and voluntary staff in your policy as they are in a position to give more impartial evidence. 3 Your Board Isn't Interested Prepare bi-annual reports (depending on your size) on the use of the policy; the learnings from any whistleblowers; and what was saved, in human and financial terms, from whistleblowing in your organisation. Whistleblowing adds value - here's how 9 Don't Fall Down At The Last Hurdle! The vast majority of people who speak out, do so from genuine concerns, and you'll be defending an ÉT claim if you discipline in retaliation. 4 where Do Whißstbfowers Go To Speak Dut? Th1 Steps! Set up a confidential telephone line; if they don't see anywhere to turn to, they'll either go to the press or your governing body, and matters may well move out of your hands; or they may give of whistleblowers say 'nothing was done, and the most likely response to a whistleblowing concern is dsciplinary action aganst the whistleblower. 74% Integrate for Maximum Benefit up. Make sure your HR, Ethics, security, Legal, and Occupational health communicate with each other, and that a summary picture is given of the 'complaint' health of your organisation to the Board. Research shows83% of whistleblowers speak out twice before giving up I DoA Proper, Ruality 5A Investigation Bring Managers Dn Board Make sure your investigators are trained properly, and supervised. Include case studies in your training to bring the issues alive for them. Managers still need to be aware of the benefits of people speaking out; where to escalate concerns they and their staff might have, and which policy (Grievance, Dignity at Work, Whistleblowing) applies to what types of concerns. Keep Communica ting with the Whifsthleowers If whistleblowers think nothing is happening, they will escalate matters or give up. 60% said they received no response at all from their employer. So keep them in the loop. Including wherever possible sharing the outcome wīth them. O

The Government announces changes to the whistleblowing framework

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The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has just published the Government Response to the Whistleblowing Framework Call for Evidence of July 2013.


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