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Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblowing)

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, which came into effect on 1st January 1999 ('the Act'), gives legal protection to workers against being dismissed or penalised by their employers as a result of disclosing, in appropriate circumstances, certain concerns which are both serious and likely to be of wider public interest.  Where an employee discovers information which she/he believes shows malpractice/wrongdoing within the organisation then this information should be disclosed without fear or reprisal and may be made independently of line management.

A copy of the Code of Practice on Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblowing) can be obtained through the appropriate link on the right.

For further information on the code of practice please contact:-


Mrs Sharon Orton
Governance Manager
Tel: (029) 2087 4888
Email: or

Mrs Carole Evans
Director of Governance and Compliance
Tel: (029) 2087 9368
Email: or