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Public interest disclosure (whistleblowing) procedures

The Public Interest Disclosure (also know as Whistleblowing) Procedure (last revised in 2013) is designed to deal with concerns raised in relation to specific issues which are in the public interest.

It was introduced in response to the Public Disclosure Act 1998 which provides protection to employees against being dismissed or penalised as a result of disclosing certain serious concerns.

The Policy reiterates the University's commitment to taking seriously concerns related to potential wrongdoing and to protecting those making such disclosures.

The following diagram summarises the University's Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblowing) procedures.

Public Interest Disclosure (whistleblowing) Procedure