“Whistleblowing is when a worker reports suspected wrongdoing at work". Officially this is called "making a disclosure in the public interest".
This policy applies to all staff as well as parents whose children we care for.
Procedure (how we will put the policy into practice)
A member of staff or parent can report things that aren’t right, are illegal or if anyone at work is neglecting their duties, including:
A person’s health and safety is at risk
Damage to the environment
A criminal offence
The company is not obeying the law (e.g., failure to have the correct insurance)
Covering up wrongdoing
Ofsted suggests that workers should first read their employer's whistleblowing policy and then raise their concerns with their employer. Given this we recommend that workers in our setting adhere to the following procedure if they wish to make a disclosure in the public interest:
Gain as clear as possible an understanding of the identified wrongdoing
Speak to the manager in confidence so that we can identify the best way forward, taking into account our safeguarding policy