This Policy sets out how we cover concerns which are in the public interest and may, at least initially, be investigated separately, but might then lead to other procedures, such as disciplinary procedures.
These concerns could include:
Financial malpractice, or impropriety, or fraud
Failure to comply with a legal obligation or Statute
The aims of this policy are to protect the integrity of Healthwatch Dorset's decision making processes, enable stakeholders to have confidence in Healthwatch Dorset's integrity and protect the integrity and reputation of Directors, volunteers and staff. This policy is intended to supplement good judgment - Directors, Volunteers and Members of staff should respect the spirit in which it is written, as well as its actual wording.