The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 took effect from 15th July 2014.  It provides comprehensive protections for workers in both the public and private sectors against penalisation by their employers in circumstances where they have raised concerns about potential wrongdoing. The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 can be found here.  Further information on the Act can be found here. 

The Minister has published Guidance for public bodies on the performance of their functions under the Protected Disclosures Act.  A copy of the Guidance can be read here.  Further information on the public consultation process for the Guidance for public bodies can be found here.

Information on the arrangements relating to the office of the disclosures recipient appointed under section 18 and Schedule 3 of the Act is available here

Information on the Public Consultation on the Review of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 is available here.