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Whistleblowing Policy

PURPOSE:

This policy has been developed to ensure all employees have the opportunity to raise concerns should they have a reasonable suspicion that malpractice is occurring, has occurred or is likely to occur. Employees raising a genuine concern under this policy and its corresponding procedure will be protected from detriment or any form of victimisation.


1    Policy Statement

{n}.bora is committed to providing a working environment which promotes open and honest communication with staff and a culture whereby it is both safe and acceptable to raise concerns about malpractice or misconduct. {n}.bora is a learning organisation and will critically reflect on its actions and encourage a culture which accepts and learns from honest mistake. {n}.bora is also committed to tackling and learning from malpractice and wrongdoing.

Individuals have a right and a duty to raise concerns with {n}.bora which, in turn, has a duty to ensure staff can easily express their concerns through all managerial levels and that employee concerns are dealt with thoroughly and fairly.


2    Scope of this Policy

The policy applies to all staff directly employed, as defined by the Employment Act 2002, by {n}.bora. The principles will also be applied to others who are undertaking work for or on behalf of {n}.bora, taking account of individual substantive employment and related circumstances. 

The policy is designed to enable staff to raise concerns in a safe environment without fear of being subjected to any unfair or disproportionate consequence. All concerns will be carefully considered and where necessary, appropriate action will be taken to address them.  


3    Principles


4    Monitoring and Review

This Policy will be monitored by the Directors, who will ensure that all policies are consistent.

This Policy will be reviewed at intervals of 3 (three) years, or earlier if required by changes to legislation or the business needs of {n}.bora, in conjunction with the relevant stakeholders.

This is a controlled document. Whilst this document may be printed, the electronic version posted on the internet is the controlled copy. Any printed copies of the document are not controlled. Policies, guidelines and procedures are designed to reflect legal requirements, best practice and {n}.bora’s objectives. Failure to comply with any policy may therefore lead to formal action under the disciplinary or performance management procedures. All policies, guidelines and procedures are monitored by {n}.bora’s Directors, who will ensure that all policies are consistent. Policies, guidelines and procedures are reviewed at intervals of 3 (three) years, or earlier if required by changes to legislation or the business needs of {n}.bora, in conjunction with the relevant stakeholders.


Author: Peter Hastings

Owner: Peter Hastings

Last Updated: 8th April 2020

Version: 2

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