Corporate Governance Framework
How to use the Gambling Commission's public interest disclosure procedure
4. The public interest disclosure procedure should be followed if employees wish to make a disclosure internally. It can be used to report a concern which threatens the interests of any person or the Gambling Commission.
5. The procedure to use if you want to raise a concern internally is as follows:
- if you have a concern you should raise it first with your resource manager. This may be done orally or in writing
- if you do not feel able to go to your resource manager for whatever reason, the matter should be raised with a head of function and/or director, an executive director, the Director of Legal, the Deputy Chief Executive or the Chief Executive
- when you raise the concern, you should say if you want to raise the matter in confidence so that appropriate arrangements can be made
- if these channels have been followed and you still have concerns, or if you feel that the issue is so serious that you cannot discuss it with any of the previous, you can raise the concern directly with a Commissioner (Chair of Audit and Risk Committee or Senior Independent Director).
6. The Commission will not tolerate the detrimental treatment of anyone who raises a concern under this policy. Provided you are acting in the reasonable belief that it is in the public interest, it does not matter if it later transpires that you were mistaken; you will not be subject to disciplinary action as a result. This assurance does not extend to someone who maliciously raises a matter they know is untrue. Disciplinary action may be taken against employees who deliberately make false allegations. Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats or other unfavourable treatment connected with raising a concern.Previous section
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Last updated: 27 February 2023
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