Educated whistleblowers fail to strike up a tune

Most
universities and colleges have implemented whistleblowing procedures for staff
but few have used them, claims research by Middlesex University’s Centre for
Research in Industrial and Commercial Law.

Eighty
eight per cent of respondents who had procedures indicated that they never been
used, while the remainder claimed that whistleblowing had occurred on fewer
than five occasions.

Ninety per
cent of the respondents also said their procedures provided for disciplinary
action to be taken against people who maliciously reported a concern.

Of the 601
colleges and universities surveyed, 58 per cent responded.

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