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Protected Disclosures

The FSPO and protected disclosures

The Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman (FSPO) has put in place policy and procedures for the making of Protected Disclosures, which have been developed in line with the Protected Disclosures Act, 2014. This sets out the process by which a 'worker' of the FSPO can make a protected disclosure, what will happen when a disclosure is made and what the FSPO will do to protect the discloser.

What is a protected disclosure?

A protected disclosure is defined in the 2014 Act as a disclosure of information which, in the reasonable belief of the worker, tends to show one or more relevant wrongdoings, which came to the attention of the worker in connection with the worker's employment and is disclosed in the manner outlined in the 2014 Act. This is sometimes referred to as "whistleblowing".

Annual Reports

Protected Disclosures Annual Report 2022
Protected Disclosures Annual Report 2021
Protected Disclosures Annual Report 2020
Protected Disclosures Annual Report 2019
Protected Disclosures Annual Report 2018