The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner will adhere to Section 43B of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and actively encourage a qualifying disclosures (ie, “whistle-blowing” of incidents) culture for all employees. It is the responsibility of all staff members to ensure that they report any concern or issue that they may have. Where any concern or incident is mentioned in confidence, the PCC (or CEO) will, where possible, ensure that the confidence is maintained. Qualifying disclosures may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Illegal conduct
  • Unauthorised use of public funds
  • Possible fraudulent activities / corruption
  • Sexual, physical, psychological abuse, harassment or bullying
  • Failure to comply with a legal obligation
  • Health and Safety breaches or risks
  • Reporting miscarriages of justice

Details of our whistle-blowing policy can be found in Section J of our Scheme of Governance – CLICK HERE for Scheme of Governance