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WakefieldCouncil Children and Young People Service Procedures Manual

Whistleblowing

SCOPE OF THIS CHAPTER

Wakefield Council is committed to the highest possible standards of conduct and encourages employees with concerns about wrongdoing within the Council to come forward and report those concerns. This process is commonly referred to as "whistleblowing".

Provided that you are acting in good faith when making a disclosure and you have a reasonable belief that the information disclosed shows that wrongdoing has occurred, is occurring or is likely to occur in the future, it does not matter if you subsequently realise that you are mistaken. You do not have to specifically prove anything in order to have your concerns about wrongdoing investigated-the message the Council wishes to give to you is 'if in doubt-raise it'.

Further information on Whistleblowing within Wakefield Council can be found on the intranet.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Advice is also available from the Whistleblowing Helpline (free advice for the NHS and Social Care) – Telephone 08000 724 725, or the NSPCC Whistleblowing Advice Line Telephone 0800 028 0285

Raising Concerns at Work - Whistleblowing Guidance for Workers and Employers in Health and Social Care