ANNUAL REPORTS & ACCOUNTS
The Academy is committed to the provision of the highest quality services for local people and to full accountability for the services it provides. It is committed to the highest standards of conduct and has in place detailed rules, regulations, quality standards and procedures to ensure that these standards are observed. However, sometimes malpractice and wrongdoing may occur. The Academy is not prepared to tolerate any such malpractice or wrongdoing in the performance of its services.
The Whistleblowing Policy is intended to be a clear and unequivocal statement that whenever any malpractice or wrongdoing by Academy staff, contractors or suppliers is identified or reported, it will be promptly and thoroughly investigated and that the alleged malpractice or wrongdoing will be rectified as necessary. The Academy will also investigate means of ensuring that such malpractice or wrongdoing can be prevented for the future.
The Academy will ensure that all concerns raised with them by whistle-blowers are responded to properly and fairly.
The policy is based upon the overriding principle that the public interest and the needs of service users must come first. The Whistle-blowing Policy complies with the requirements of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 and is available to all staff.