Newsflash: Whistleblowing guidance

whistle-blowingThe Government has published whistleblowing guidance, available here and here for employers and prescribed persons.

The Government guidance is aimed at helping employers to understand:

  • the law relating to whistleblowing;
  • how to put whistleblowing policies in place; and
  • how to bring them to the attention of staff.

The Code of Practice gives examples of how whistleblowing policies should be managed, whilst the prescribed persons guidance sets out information on the role of a prescribed person and how they should handle disclosures.