A protected disclosure is a disclosure made in line with the Protected Disclosures Act 2012 (this act replaced the Whistleblowers Protection Act 2001).

The purpose of the Protected Disclosure Act is to:

  • Encourage and facilitate disclosures of improper conduct and detrimental action made in reprisal by public officers and public bodies
  • Provide protection for people who make disclosures or who may suffer detrimental action in reprisal for those disclosures
  • Provide confidentiality of the content of disclosures and the identity of people who make them.

Who can make a disclosure?

Any individual or group of individuals may make a disclosure.

More information

You will find more information about how to make a protected disclosure on the Providers website.