Page updated 21 March 2023
Protected Disclosures Policy
The purpose of this Policy is to encourage a 'Relevant Person' 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 in the Governance Library
The 'Disclosure Group'
Any person raising a concern must exercise discretion and commit to keeping the reporting and investigation process confidential.
All disclosures by a Relevant Person should be made in writing to a member of the Disclosure Group, known as an 'Impartial Person' listed below.
- Mr Cameron Murrell, Director of Governance and Secretariat
- Ms Lorna Dodd, Deputy Librarian
- Ms Grainne Keane, Finance Director
Disclosures may also be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 'Relevant Person' (as defined in the Policy) making the disclosure will need to be able to demonstrate and support the reasons for their concerns and provide evidence of their concerns where such evidence is available.
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.