This report provides the context around whistleblowing and examines the procedures in place for whistleblowing within government departments.

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As part of this work we reviewed 39 whistleblowing policies across government against a set of standard criteria.  These criteria are designed to give the reviewer an example of what good looks like to enable them to judge where the policy sits in the scale of poor to excellent.  This criteria is published alongside the report as a supplementary document.

January 2014