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Department for Education Whistleblowing Procedure for Maintained Schools

Whistleblowing Procedure for Maintained Schools

Every maintained school should have a whistleblowing procedure that protects staff members who report colleagues they believe are doing something wrong or illegal, or who are neglecting their duties. Information for employees on ‘blowing the whistle’, including a definition of whistleblowing has been published by the Department for Education and is available here.

Governing bodies of maintained schools are responsible for agreeing and establishing the school’s whistleblowing procedure. All schools should base their whistleblowing procedures on the procedure of the local authority.

Contact WBLSCB@Westberks.gov.uk for a copy of West Berkshire Council’s whistleblowing arrangements which can be tailored to fit your school’s circumstances.

Read more on the guidance here.