Whistle Blowers

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Information Request 11106064

How many reports did you receive from whistle blowers in 2019 and in 2020?

2019 – Two

2020 – Four

How many people do you have in your organisation that are trained/permitted to take reports from whistle blowers?


What training have the people in question number 2 received in whistle blowing?

No specific training course has been arranged by the organisation. Training in this area would be personalised depending on the role, skills and knowledge of the individual.

What cost, if any, was there for this training?


Which organisation delivered each course?


What is the name of the person that arranged this training and what is their email address?


What methods do you have for whistle blowers to contact a person that is authorised to take their report and what are the specific details of these, i.e., email addresses, telephone numbers etc?

Orally or in writing i.e. email, phone or in person.

What are the email addresses for the people authorised to receive whistle blower reports?






How many whistle blowers have left the organisation within 12 months of making a report?

Unknown as some of the reports were anonymous.

How many whistle blowers have made an allegation of ‘detriment’ against your organisation?

Devon County Council is unable to provide these figures under Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 – ‘Personal Information’.  This is because the numbers are 5 or less meaning that release could lead to the identification of the individual(s) concerned which would breach the Data Protection Act principles.