In particular, we recognise that effective and honest communication is essential if concerns about breaches or failures are to be dealt with in a fair and transparent manner.
This Policy is designed to provide guidance to all those who work with or within the Society who may from time to time feel that they need to confidentially raise issues of concern as set out in paragraph 2 relating to the Society.
This Policy aims:
To encourage Staff who in the public interest wish to raise concerns under this Policy to share such concerns as soon as possible, in the knowledge that their concerns will be taken seriously and investigated as appropriate, and that their confidentiality will be respected.
To provide Staff with guidance of what constitutes whistleblowing and how to raise those concerns.
To reassure Staff that if they raise genuine concerns under this Policy they will not under any circumstances be subjected to any form of detriment or disadvantage as a result of having raised their concerns even if they turn out to be mistaken.
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