Disadvantages Of Whistleblowing

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Raising concerns against a colleague within your setting is always a very sensitive issue as this can cause or lead to victimisation within the workplace from them and others. However, when working with children and young people their wellbeing outweighs the importance of relationships with other colleagues and the children and young people safety and well-being should always come first. Blowing the whistle in situations requires courage from the individual involved in the situation but the schools whistle blowing policy will provide them with protection.

If in my workplace I have seen something from one of my colleagues that I regard as a misconduct my first step should be to tell my line manager and ask for their advice on
Miss Leah Baker
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Media interviews, social media, and investigations can also end up having an affect the whistle-blower's career in the present and the future. The outside world and we all may agree that whistle-blowers are heroes and should be looked up to and thanked for revealing corrupt behavior in the workplace, but for some insiders from the workplace and hiring companies may see them as disloyal people for not keeping the company or the organization’s secrets and practices hidden to the outside world and putting negative attention on the setting or organisation. Although whistle-blowers are trying to do the right thing for their workplace and the people in it making sure they keep people safe and abiding by the policy and procedures of the setting, they can also experience personal issues from their actions from the media in search of a story, as they will search deeper into the whistle-blowers' personal life and their background and this can end up bringing that person down as well revealing certain personal information for all to…show more content…
They are both given the chance to tell and express their version of the storey and to defends their self’s in any way. Support is provided to both parties as required and when its deemed necessary.

To be protected as a whistle-blower they need to make a ‘qualifying disclosure’ about malpractice. If they make a disclosure in good faith which they believe to be true to their employer, or through a professional process that your employer has agreed, they are then protected.

This could be a disclosure about:

• Criminal activity/offences
• Failure to obey with a legal obligation
• Miscarriage of justice
• Child protection and/or safeguarding concerns
• Threats/danger to an individual’s health and safety
• Damage to the environment
• failure to comply with any legal or professional obligation or regulatory requirements
• negligence
• breach of the school’s internal policies and procedures
• conduct likely to damage the School’s reputation
• unauthorised disclosure of confidential information
• An attempt to cover up any of the

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