Whistleblowing in the workplace can be defined as; bringing to the attention of someone in authority an act, incident or procedure that is not right; or a concern or suspicion that something is unethical.
This includes such issues as malpractice, dangerous activity, abuse, fraud or corruption.
In most cases, a member of staff should be able to raise concerns with their immediate manager. However, where the member of staff does not feel able to do this, they can call the whistleblowing hotline (operated by an external, independent company).
The number to use is 0800 915 1571. This service is available 24 hours a day and ensures the confidentiality of the person raising the concern.
Download our Whistleblowing policy