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Whistleblowing

What is Whistleblowing?

You’re a whistleblower if you’re a worker and you report certain types of wrongdoing. The wrongdoing you disclose must be in the public interest. This means it must affect others, eg the general public.

As a whistleblower you’re protected by law - you shouldn’t be treated unfairly or lose your job because you ‘blow the whistle’. You can raise your concern at any time about an incident that happened in the past, is happening now, or you believe will happen in the near future.

https://www.gov.uk/whistleblowing