Department for Education: Disclosure of Information:Written question - 2830

Q
(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 04 July 2017
Department for Education
Department for Education: Disclosure of Information
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many protected disclosures were made by staff in her Department in each of the last three years for which figures are available; how many such disclosures were found to be valid; how many staff alleged detriment as a result of making such a disclosure; and how many staff who (a) made such a disclosure and (b) alleged detriment as a result of a disclosure subsequently left the employment of the Department.
A
Answered by: Mr Robert Goodwill
Answered on: 20 July 2017

The Department has received the following numbers of protected disclosures in the last three years.

Year

Number of protected disclosures

2014

4

2015

3

2016

4

None of the above disclosures were found to be valid. All the disclosures were made anonymously. There are no records of any alleged detriment as a result of a disclosure or whether these employees have subsequently left the department.

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