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PURLEY BOWLS CLUB - WHISTLE
Objectives of The Policy
club members, committee members, coaches, volunteers and parents should have an
understanding of whistle blowing.
club members, committee members, coaches and volunteers should know where to
access the Purley Bowls Club Policy for whistle blowing and to follow it when anything
players and parents should be aware of the policy of the Purley Bowls Club and
of what action should be taken when legitimate concerns arise.
should be assured that they will be supported when concerns are reported.
Purley Bowls Club would
expect its members or participants to report any of the following:
criminal offence (including fraud)
failure to comply with a legal obligation
miscarriage of justice
endangering of an individual’s health and safety
to the environment
concealment of information relating to any of the above
Where the nature of the
disclosure is not included in the above list, it should be made by way of the
relevant National Governing Body’s Grievance Procedure and/or ‘Safeguarding and
Protecting Children and Adults at Risk Policy’ and not under the Whistle
Your belief must be reasonable,
but it need not be correct. It might be discovered subsequently that you were
in fact incorrect, but you must be able to show that you held the belief in
good faith and that it was a reasonable one to hold in the circumstances at the
you wish to make a qualifying disclosure you should in the first instance
report the situation to an appropriate person.
disclosures should be made promptly so that investigation may proceed and any action
disclosures will be taken seriously. The disclosure will be promptly investigated
and as part of the investigatory process, you will be interviewed and asked to
provide a written statement setting out the nature and details of your
qualifying disclosure and the basis for it. Confidentiality will be maintained
during the process to the extent that it is practical and appropriate in the
order to investigate a disclosure a National Governing Body must be able to
determine the scope of the investigation and the individuals who should be
informed about the disclosure. The National Governing Bodies reserve the right
to appoint another investigator to investigate the disclosure other than the
designated person to whom you reported.
National Governing Body may ask you to attend a meeting at a reasonable time and
place at which your disclosure can be discussed. You should take all reasonable
steps to attend that meeting and you have the right to bring with you an
appropriate other individual of your choice.
the investigation has been conducted and completed, you will be informed in writing
of the outcome and the National Governing Body’s decision as soon as possible.
you wish to appeal against the National Governing Body’s decision, you must do
so in writing within five working days of the decision. On receipt of an appeal
a senior officer or member of the Case Management Group shall make arrangements
to hear your appeal. Your National Governing Body may ask you to attend a meeting
at a reasonable time and place at which your appeal can be discussed. You
should take all reasonable steps to attend that meeting and you have the right
to bring with you an appropriate other individual of your choice.
your National Governing Body hearing your appeal, you will be informed in writing
of the outcome and their conclusion and decision within five working days.
the National Governing Body decision has been finalised, any necessary action
will be taken. If no action is taken, the reason will be explained to you.
on conclusion of the above stages, you reasonably believe that appropriate
action has still not been taken, you may report the matter to the proper
authority in good faith. The act sets out a number of prescribed bodies or
person/s to which qualifying disclosures can be made. However, National
Governing Bodies always encourage members and staff to raise their concerns
directly in the first instance, rather than externally. This enables issues to
be dealt with promptly and speedily.
The National Governing
Bodies all endorse this policy and will ensure that it is followed by all bowls
organisations that fall within their remit. This policy should be implemented
within all bowling organisations.
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