The Diocese of St Albans Whistleblowing Policy was approved by the General Committee of the Diocesan Board of Finance on 21 January 2014.
Whistleblowing is where an individual raises concerns with an organisation or regulatory body of suspected wrongdoing at work. Officially this is called ‘making a disclosure in the public interest’.
Workers who make such a disclosure are protected by law, under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, from detrimental treatment or victimisation by their employer if, in the public interest, they blow the whistle on wrongdoing.
The Board is committed to ensuring those who work with or for the Board maintain the highest standards of honesty, integrity and accountability and this policy sets out the procedure by which any concerns about possible wrongdoing can be raised and how such concerns will be dealt with.