Whistleblowing

Education Development Trust wants all its employees and stakeholders to feel safe raising concerns about unacceptable practice and misconduct: our Whistleblowing Policy helps them to do so. We recognise raising concerns can take courage and confidence and we are committed to providing support throughout the process.

This includes Safeguarding concerns. Safeguarding is made up of the policies, procedures and actions that we take to protect everyone who comes into contact with the organisation from all forms harm including sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment and discrimination.

If you discover information which you believe to show malpractice or wrongdoing in the Trust, please disclose it via the confidential email confidentialconcerns@educationdevelopmenttrust.com

You are encouraged to put your name to your concern wherever possible. Anonymous concerns are less effective but will still be considered, taking into account factors such as seriousness, credibility and the likelihood of confirming the allegation from other attributable sources.

Disclosures will by default be handled in confidence. If it becomes necessary to reveal your identity you will be consulted first. Where an allegation is particularly serious it may be necessary to take protective action and / or refer the matter to the police.