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Making a protected disclosure - a guide to "blowing the whistle"

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If you’re concerned about serious wrongdoing in or by your organisation, the Ombudsman is able to provide information and guidance.

The Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Act 2022 (or PDA) came into force on July 1 2022. It's about disclosing serious wrongdoing – sometimes called ‘whistle-blowing’ – and explains the procedures to be followed when making a disclosure, as well as the protections available to those who do make a disclosure.

This 21-page document provides information and guidance on making a protected disclosure.

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