Employees who raise a whistleblowing concern should feel safe in the knowledge that they are protected by:
- the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998
- their organisation’s policy
In the first instance, we would always recommend consulting your organisation’s policy before raising a concern.
Policies for core Veritau clients are listed below. If you don’t see yours here, please visit our guidance for employees who are not our clients.
Your policy should explain what is included under whistleblowing, and how to raise a concern.
Concerns can be raised under the policy where they relate to consequences for other employees or the public. They do not apply to matters relating exclusively to your own employment, eg personal grievances.
Often the advice will be to speak to your line manager before calling Veritau’s confidential hotline. Where this isn’t possible, or it is not appropriate to the concern, you can contact Veritau.
City of York Council (plus maintained schools)
Whistleblowing policy for City of York Council employees (including maintained schools)
Hambleton District Council
Whistleblowing policy for Hambleton District Council employees
Middlesbrough Council (plus maintained schools)
Whistleblowing policy for Middlesbrough Council employees (including maintained schools)
North Yorkshire County Council (plus maintained schools)
Whistleblowing policy for North Yorkshire County Council employees (including maintained schools)
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council (plus maintained schools)
Whistleblowing policy for Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council employees (including maintained schools)
Richmondshire District Council
Whistleblowing policy for Richmondshire District Council employees
Ryedale District Council
Whistleblowing policy ('Speak Out') for Ryedale District Council employees
Scarborough Borough Council
Whistleblowing policy for Scarborough Borough Council employees
Selby District Council
Whistleblowing policy for Selby District Council employees
Veritau provides an independent whistleblowing hotline for the organisations whose policies are listed on this page.
If you need advice from our team, contact us on 0800 9179 247 or email [email protected]