Whistleblowing is used to report concerns regarding malpractice or wrong doing that effects service users, the organisation, staff or others. Anyone can report concerns to Whistleblowing this includes staff, people we support, members of the public or other organisation.
HMS has an open culture aiding staff to raise concerns immediately promoting Whistleblowing.
Whistleblowing usually refers to situations where a worker raises a concern regarding something they have witnessed at their place of work. Before contacting whistleblowing staff may want to speak with their line manager or senior staff member regarding their concerns. Whistleblowing should not be used to report internal personal grievances this needs to be reported using guidelines stated in HMS whistleblowing policy.
The information you provide will be dealt with confidentially and your concerns can be raised anonymously. Any details you do give will be used to contact you to gain further information or to give feedback. Personal information may need to be shared if it is believed a vulnerable person is at risk of harm, a serious crime has been committed or another organisation needs to take action to ensure safety and quality of care is continued.