Whistleblowing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4099
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will the MPS introduce an anonymous feedback system to monitor if people reporting to the Met's rightline system are happy with the process to ensure that future whistleblowers do not feel persecuted by the organisation or alienated by the process?

Answer

Answer for Whistleblowing

Answer for Whistleblowing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS will be launching an external staff reporting line early in the 2015; this will be managed by a third party in an attempt to gather information from staff that may be reluctant to report their concerns internally.

The rightline on-line reporting system allows two-way exchange of anonymised information. Anyone not happy has the option to anonymously signal their feelings about the process. It is not always possible to feedback action, which is being taken due to the nature of investigations.

The Home Office is currently conducting a full review of 'whistleblowing' to develop standard practice across England and Wales and the MPS will review its processes following the publication of that guidance.

Alternatively, officers and staff who are reluctant to use the MPS rightline system can report matters through MOPAC or the IPCC.