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New code of practice on whistleblowing issued

New code of practice on whistleblowing issued

Public Concern at Work, the independent authority on public interest whistleblowing, has produced a new code of practice, ‘Whistleblowing Arrangements’, in collaboration with the British Standards Institution. The code sets out good practice for the introduction, revision, operation and review of effective whistleblowing arrangements.

To celebrate 10 years of whistleblowing law in the UK, introduced by the Public Interest Disclosure Act, Public Concern at Work has collaborated with the British Standards Institution to produce ‘PAS 1998:2008 Whistleblowing Arrangements Code of Practice’ which is now available free to download.

The code addresses issues such as the key factors to consider in implementing whistleblowing arrangements, including the introduction and maintenance of a whistleblowing policy and sets out good practice for the introduction, revision, operation and review of effective whistleblowing arrangements.

With the increasing emphasis on the role that whistleblowing plays both as an instrument of good governance and a manifestation of a more open culture, this code of practice has been developed to be of assistance to organisations across the private, public and voluntary sectors.

A copy of the Code can be downloaded at:
http://www.bsigroup.com/en/Standards-and-Publications/Industry-Sectors/Risk/PAS-19982008-Whistleblowing/Download-PAS-1998/

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