Whistleblowing is the act of disclosing information about wrongdoing in the workplace. This could mean highlighting possible unlawful activities in the organisation, failures to comply with legal obligations, miscarriages of justice or reporting on risks to the health and safety of individuals or to the environment.

Such activities could be a violation of a law, rule or regulation, or a threat to public interest, such as fraud, health and safety violations or corruption.

By “blowing the whistle”, you may highlight illegal activity in the workplace, and you may protect others in future.

Many organisations across Salford will have their own whistleblowing policy / process in place and we would suggest that you consider following this in the first instance.  Alternatively, the organisations below can provide advice regarding whistleblowing. 


Citizen's Advice Service

Tel:03444 111 444

Textphone: 18001 03444 111 445

Website: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ 

Citizen's Advice whistleblowing guidance



Tel:0800 0857 857


Unison whistleblowing guidance



Website: https://www.gov.uk/

Gov.uk whistleblowing guidance


Equality and Human Rights Commision


EHRC Whistleblowing Guidance

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