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Protected disclosures

Page updated 28 October 2022

Protected Disclosures Policy

The purpose of this Policy is to encourage a Worker within the University to make a disclosure of any potential wrongdoing of which they become aware and for the University to provide protection for the person making the disclosure. This policy provides guidelines as to how and to whom a Protected Disclosure should be made.

Read the Policy in full

Current Membership of the Disclosures Group

  • Professor Barbara Dooley - Acting Registrar & Deputy President
  • Mr David Kelly - Bursar
  • Mr Tristan Aitken - Chief Operations Officer and Director of SIRC & Legal Services
  • Mr Julian Bostridge - Director of Legal Services
  • Ms Clíona de Bháldraithe Marsh - Governing Authority member nominated by the President of the University

All of these persons are authorised to receive Protected Disclosures under this policy.

Protected Disclosures Reports

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 requires public bodies to prepare and publish a report before the 30 June in each year confirming the number of protected disclosures made to the relevant public body in the preceding year and the action taken in response to the protected disclosure. 

1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017

The University received one protected disclosure for this period which was investigated and no further action was required to be taken.

1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018

The University has not received any protected disclosures for the period 1 July 2017 –30 June 2018. 

1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019 

The University received one protected disclosure for the period which was investigated and no further action was required to be taken.

1 July 2019 – 30 June 2020

The University has not received any  protected disclosures for the period 1 July 2019 – 30 June 2020.

1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021

The University has received one protected disclosure for the year 1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021 and which is being investigated.

1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

The University has not received any  protected disclosures for the period 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022.

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