Whistleblowing is the act of reporting concerns about malpractice, wrongdoing, fraud or risk that affects others. It could be something which has a negative effect on service users, the public, other staff or the organisation. Within Creative Support these issues have the potential to undermine confidence in these vital services and threaten service user and/or staff safety. Whether you are an employee, worker, employer or professional body/organisation you can raise a whistleblowing concern.

When someone blows the whistle they are raising a concern about danger or illegality that affects others (e.g. service users, members of the public, or their employer). The person blowing the whistle is usually not directly, personally affected by the danger or illegality. Consequently, the whistleblower rarely has a personal interest in the outcome of any investigation into their concern, they are simply trying to alert others. Personal grievances (eg, bullying, harassment, discrimination) are not covered by Whistleblowing unless your particular case is in the public interest. These would generally be covered by Creative Support’s internal grievance or complaints procedure.

If you wish to discuss your concerns with a member of staff please call Creative Support’s Whistleblowing line on 0161 238 7657, if no one is available the call will divert to reception which is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A copy of Creative Support’s Whistleblowing Procedure is available below for your information.

WHISTLEBLOWING Policy (Version 10.1, October 2019)

We would like to thank you for raising your concerns and giving us the opportunity to investigate and act upon these.

Confidentiality and Privacy

The whistleblowing form below uses a system provided to us by www.formsite.com. The system is fully encrypted using a technology called SSL. This means that when you fill out the form and submit it, the information is sent and kept in a secure manner and will remain confidential.

Only authorised Creative Support personnel will be able to view the information sent via this form.