Whistleblowing Policy and Procedure for Schools

1. Introduction

1.1 The Council or Governing Body is committed to achieving the highest possible standards of service and ethical standards.

1.2 This document sets out the Whistleblowing policy for staff employed in and working for Schools and encourages employees or workers to not overlook any concerns they may have or to take these outside of the School but to raise those concerns internally through a supportive procedure.

1.3 The policy forms part of the Council’s Anti-Fraud and Corruption strategy and provides a structure for employees or workers to raise serious concerns about any aspect of the School’s work without the risk of any subsequent detriment or disadvantage.

1.4 This policy is in addition to the School’s Complaints and Grievance Procedures. It does not form part of the School’s Conduct and Discipline procedure, although disciplinary action may result from the application of this policy.