what is whistle blowing?

What is Whistleblowing?

– is the process whereby an employee raises a concern about malpractice, wrongdoing, risk, or illegal proceedings, which harms or creates a risk of harm to the people who use the service, employees, or the wider community.

-is not the same as making a complaint or raising a grievance. Individuals who use a service, their family, or somebody who represents them can make a complaint about a service, usually following the organisation’s complaints procedure. This would be a complaint. Individuals who work in an organisation and want to raise a grievance about their employment rights can make a grievance following an organisation’s dedicated procedure. This would be a grievance.

– is however, is different to both a complaint and a grievance because it involves a situation where an employee raises a concern about some form of malpractice that they have witnessed in their workplace.

– is an essential part of safeguarding adults: all adults deserve to be treated with dignity and respect at all times. In circumstances where they are not being treated this way, whistleblowing ensures that the malpractice is acted upon and that vulnerable adults receive the care and support they deserve. 

-Whistleblowing has been defined as: ‘the disclosure by an employee or professional of confidential information which relates to some danger, fraud or other illegal or unethical conduct connected with the work place, be it of the employee or his/her fellow employees’ (Public Concern at Work Guidelines 1997)

­_at Manor Park we have our own Whistle Blowing Policy which laid down the guidelines to follow and observed while working in the place and in conjunction to the our knowledge in Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.