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Section 7: Whistleblowing

7.1 Whistleblowing in the context of the Public Interest Disclosure Act is the disclosure by an employee (or other party) about malpractice in the workplace. The types of malpractice which may be reported are listed in the College's Whistleblowing Policy. It does not matter whether or not the information is confidential and the whistleblowing can extend to malpractice occurring in the UK and any other country or territory.

7.2 Normally, any concern about a workplace matter at the College should be raised with the relevant member of staff's immediate line manager or Head of Department. However, the College recognises that the seriousness or sensitivity of some issues, together with the identity of the person the member of staff thinks may be involved, may make this difficult or impossible.

7.3 A member of staff may, therefore, make the disclosure to one of the staff designated for this purpose, for example the Registrar and Secretary.

7.4 The full procedure for whistleblowing is set out in the College's Whistleblowing Policy. The Public Interest Disclosure Act is also relevant.