Protected Disclosures Act 2000

Before its repeal, this Act was administered by: Public Service Commission
  • repealed
  • Protected Disclosures Act 2000: repealed, on 1 July 2022, by section 41 of the Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Act 2022 (2022 No 20).
11 Public sector organisations to establish internal procedures


Every public sector organisation must have in operation appropriate internal procedures for receiving and dealing with information about serious wrongdoing in or by that organisation.


The internal procedures must—


comply with the principles of natural justice; and


identify the persons in the organisation to whom a disclosure may be made; and


include reference to the effect of sections 8 to 10.


Information about the existence of the internal procedures, and adequate information on how to use the procedures, must be published widely in the organisation and must be republished at regular intervals.