Protected Disclosures

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 was enacted on the 15th of July 2014. Each Council is obliged to establish and maintain procedures for the making of and dealing with protected disclosures under the legislation.

Protected Disclosures is a framework within which workers can raise concerns regarding potential wrongdoing that has come to their attention in the workplace in the knowledge that they can avail of significant employment and other protections if they are penalised by their employer or suffer any detriment for doing so.

The Council's policy and procedure for dealing with such disclosures is set out below.