The Ethics Of The Whistle Blower Essay

1813 Words Nov 21st, 2016 8 Pages
Every school has whistle blowing policies and procedures and these are put in place to provide protection for the person against victimisation or reprisals from other members of staff (physical or verbally) where the concerns are genuine and accurate. If a member of staff is the victim of reprisals then an employment tribunal may be able to take action. If any concerns about malpractice or misconduct in a school setting are raised against another member of staff then this should be reported to the safeguarding officer of the school. When concerns are raised there are certain procedures to follow. The whistle blower must think about what is disturbing them and why and then any concerns should be reported to the relevant person when the time is right. These concerns should be written down giving background details, names, witness names if applicable, dates and places. Both parties can be offered help and support if required and all information disclosed for both whistle blower and the accused will be kept confidential and is investigated discreetly as per the Data Protection Act.
If employment is terminated or a person suffers as a result of whistle blowing they are then protected by law under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, this law was brought in to protect whistle blowers from detrimental treatment by their employers. Although whistle blowing may be a daunting and frightening experience to act upon, the safety and wellbeing of a child may depend on another person’s…

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