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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Confidential Reporting (Whistle Blowing)



Confidential Reporting

Please select the image opposite to read the Chesswood Junior School Confidential Reporting (Whistle Blowing) Policy or follow this LINK.

The school is committed to the highest possible standards of openness, probity and accountability.  So we expect employees, and others we deal with, who have serious concerns about the school’s work to come forward and voice them. The policy applies to all employees (regardless of contract type), volunteers, interns, secondees and those contractors working on school premises, for example, agency staff, builders and drivers.  It also covers suppliers and those providing services under a contract with the school in their own premises.

The Confidential Reporting Policy is intended to cover major concerns that may fall outside staff grievance procedures.  These include:

  • conduct which is a criminal offence or a breach of law;
  • disclosures related to miscarriages of justice;
  • health and safety risks, including risks to the public as well as other employees;
  • damage to the environment;
  • the unauthorised use of public funds;
  • possible fraud and corruption;
  • sexual, physical or verbal abuse; and
  • other unethical conduct.

West Sussex Council Complaints

Staff complaint route when internal systems have been exhausted. This route for complaint is NOT appropriate for parent use. Parents seeking to use this will be redirected to the school complaints process.

In a maintained community school West Sussex County Council policies apply in relation to concerns and complaints. The West Sussex complaints procedures are available in the following circumstances:

The school procedures at stage 1 and 2 have not resolved the complaint for a parent or member of the community. 

A staff member or associate has a major concern that may not be covered by the confidential reporting policy but nevertheless must be communicated and reviewed.

West Sussex Anti Fraud Hotline

If you think someone is attempting to defraud the County Council, or you have evidence of corruption, please let West Sussex county council know. What you tell us will be treated confidentially and will be investigated thoroughly and fairly. Click on the image opposite to find the contact details or follow this LINK


Protect - Speak Up Stop Harm

Protect aims to make whistleblowing work for individuals, organisations and society.

Click on the image opposite to open the web page or follow this LINK