Auditing bodies unite to produce good practice guide on whistleblowing
25 Nov 2014 - 10:57am
A good practice guide for workers and employers of the public sector has been produced jointly by the four supreme audit agencies of the UK, including the Wales Audit Office.
The purpose of the guide is to set out clearly and simply how public sector workers can raise concerns and what they should expect from their employer when they do so.
It also provides guidance for public sector employers on how to encourage workers to raise concerns and how to deal effectively with concerns in an open and transparent way.
It calls for an open and honest culture throughout the public sector, where workers have clear information on how to raise concerns (both internally and externally) and are encouraged to do so in the knowledge that they will be listened to and treated with respect, without fear of reprisal.