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Whistleblowing policy

How you can raise a concern about wrongdoing and what you can expect from us if you do.

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This policy applies to:

  • all trustees, employees, contractors and volunteers in Barnardo’s
  • those accessing our services, including children, young people, carers and adoptive or foster parents/carers
  • Barnardo’s donors
  • other third parties interacting with representatives of Barnardo’s

Key points

  • If you feel unable to approach your manager or main Barnardo’s contact, or you are concerned they may be involved, you can submit a concern via the whistleblowing hotline run by Expolink, our independent whistleblowing service provider, using the contact details below:
    Freephone 0800 158 8060
    https://wrs.expolink.co.uk/barnardos

  • Concerns are then passed to the corporate audit and inspection unit (CAIU), confidentially and if requested, anonymously, for investigation.

  • If you do not think your concerns have been addressed you may appeal the decision by contacting Barnardo’s director, people, within 20 working days of receipt of the outcome. 

You can also print our whistleblowing poster and pin it up so colleagues can speak up.

Download policy documents

Published
29 March 2019
Latest update
29 March 2019
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  2. 29 March 2019
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