The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 came into effect on 15 July 2014.
This Act provides 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 and other protections if they are penalised by their employer or suffer any detriment for doing so.
Limerick and Clare ETB has put in place a policy, which in tandem with the legislation, will encourage workers to report potential wrongdoing in the knowledge that their concerns will be taken seriously and investigated, where appropriate, and that their confidentiality will be respected.
The policy highlights that it is always appropriate to raise concerns when they are based on a reasonable belief, irrespective of whether any wrongdoing is in fact subsequently identified. The policy also provides workers with guidance on how to raise concerns.
This policy applies to all Limerick and Clare ETB workers including contractors, consultants, agency staff, former employees and interns/trainees.
Making Protected Disclosures
In accordance with the provisions of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board has appointed Ms. Shelagh Graham as the designated officer for receiving protected disclosures.She can be contacted by telephone at 061-442100, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post at:
Ms. Shelagh Graham
Director of Organisation Support and Development
Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board
As required by section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, LCETB can confirm that no protected disclosures were received to the end of 2015. Consequently no action was required to be taken by LCETB in relation to Protected Disclosures.