Whistleblowing: guidance for providers who are registered with the Care Quality Commission

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Care Quality Commission
Care Quality Commission
Date of publication
6 December 2011
Health Services, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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This guidance on whistleblowing is for all providers of health and adult social care who are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  It provides information on: 

  • What whistleblowing is.
  • Why providers should have a whistleblowing policy.
  • What safeguards the law provides for employers.
  • The protection the law gives to workers who raise concerns.
  • The benefits of encouraging workers to raise concerns.
  • What CQC will do when they receive information from a whistleblower.

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