Whistleblowing Policy

TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS NURSERY Whistleblowing Policy

This policy applies to all employees and applies equally to those designated as casual, temporary or work experience students.

As childcare provider’s it is out individual responsibility to maintain the welfare of both the children and staff.

It is our duty to express any concerns or issues to a senior member of staff as soon as we notice anything that could raise concern.

What is whistleblowing?

Whistleblowing encourages and enables staff to raise serious concerns within the nursery, rather than overlooking a problem or “blowing the whistle” outside.

Aim of the policy

  • To encourage you to feel confident in raising concerns and to question and act upon concerns and practise
  • To provide avenues for you to raise concerns in confidence and receive feedback on any action taken
  • To reassure you that you will be protected from possible reprisals or victimisation if you have a reasonable belief that you have made a disclosure in good faith.
  • To ensure that you receive a response to your concerns and that you are aware of how to pursue them if you are not satisfied.

Truly Scrumptious E Y Nursery recognises that the decision to report a concern can sometimes be a difficult one to make. If what you are saying is true, than you should have nothing to be worried about as you will be doing your duty to your employer and those for whom you provide a service.

Fear of getting information incorrect or being disbelieved may  lead to concerns being ignored and an issue not raised.

Don’t think “what if im wrong?”, think, “what if im right?!”

Truly Scrumptious will not tolerate any harassment or victimisation (including informal pressures) and will take appropriate action to protect you when you raise a concern in good faith.

This policy was reviewed Feb 17                                                 Hayley Marsh