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 Act (or PDA) came into force in 2001. It’s about disclosure in the public interest of serious wrongdoing – sometimes called “whistle-blowing” – and identifies procedures to be followed in making disclosures, and the protections available to those who make disclosures.

This 20-page document provides information and guidance on making a protected disclosure.

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