CONFIDENTIAL REPORTING ("WHISTLEBLOWING") POLICY
Giving people the confidence to raise and disclose serious concerns within the Manchester Local Authority’s schools and colleges, provides a clear framework to report practice concerns in good faith without fear of reprisal or victimisation
The Local Authority and its schools and colleges are committed to the highest standards of openness and expect employees to come forward and choice appropriate concerns.
This policy covers major concerns that fall outside the scope of other procedures.
Please also refer to the Code of Conduct for employees which makes reference to other important policies that need to be read in conjunction with this policy.
All concerns will be treated in confidence and your identity will not be revealed without your prior agreement and you will not be penalised for making a disclosure.
This policy is informed by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 and the Employment Rights Act 1996 which provide specific rights for workers who disclose information about alleged wrongdoings in certain specific circumstances.