Protected Disclosures

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 requires public bodies, including Universities, to prepare and publish a report before the 30 June in each year confirming the number of protected disclosures made to the relevant public body in the preceding year and the action taken in response to the protected disclosure.

Public bodies are also obliged to have a Protected Disclosures Policy in place. The purpose of this Policy is to encourage a Worker within the University to make a disclosure of any potential wrongdoing of which they become aware and for the University to provide protection for the person making the disclosure. This policy provides guidelines as to how and to whom a Protected Disclosure should be made.

Read the Policy in full (QA414 Protected Disclosure) or view the Protected Disclosure Report 2020 .