pdf Raising Concerns Policy (Prev. Titled Whistleblowing - Freedom to Speak Up) (1.10 MB)

This policy and procedure was written in response to the independent ‘Freedom to Speak Up’ review, led by Sir Robert Francis QC, and highlights the trust’s commitment to fostering a culture of safety and learning in which all staff feel safe to raise a concern about anything they believe is harming the service we deliver.

It gives guidance to staff about how to raise a concern, and assurance that they will be provided with appropriate support. It also gives guidance to managers and clinicians about how to receive and investigate concerns, and the support available to ensure adherence to the vision for raising concerns which the Freedom to Speak Up review sets out.