Whistle Blowing Policy Statement

 

It is the intention of the company to create a culture that fosters and embraces openness whereby all individuals (employees, service users, next of kin/significant others and/or visitors) feel safe to discuss their opinions, views and/or concerns without fear of recrimination or punishment. Where the company discovers fear and intimidation it will respond very vigorously and will conduct a thorough examination of all its processes and take action to reverse this culture.

The Company expects all staff to conduct themselves professionally and to deal with any concerns or complaints without prejudice. However, very occasionally an individual might feel that the normal complaints route is unavailable to them and they need to take their concerns or complaints elsewhere. This practice has become known as “WHISTLE-BLOWING”. The company wishes to make it clear that it will respect and safeguard the identity and interests of the “whistleblower” at all times.

Procedure:

There are a number of ways you can raise your concerns outside your work place:

Regional Directors

These numbers can be contacted 24 hours daily

CAMBRIDGE REGION – Louise Jones

Tel No: 07903 845 270

Email: louise.jones@excelcareholdings.com

ESSEX REGION – Wendy McDonough

Tel No: 07538 574 811

Email: wendy.mcdonough@excelcareholdings.com

ESSEX REGION – Helen Bennett

Tel No: 07984 619 138

Email: helen.bennett@excelcareholdings.com

LONDON REGION – Geraldine Finney

Tel No: 07940 168497

Email: geraldine.finney@excelcareholdings.com

MILTON KEYNES REGION – Jackie Blease

Tel No: 07904 155877

Email: jackie.blease@excelcareholdings.com

The Chairman / Chief Executive Director – Osman Ertosun

Tel No: 07946 507 725

This number can be contacted 24 hours daily

Email: osman.ertosun@excelcareholdings.com

The Care Quality Commission – Newcastle

Tel No: 03000 616 161

Email:enquiries@cqc.org.uk

Contracts – Social Services Department

(Local telephone number is available in the telephone directory)

All contacts will be treated confidentially. If the above is followed we will be able to offer protection, however if other routes are followed we may not.

Where known, the person making the disclosure will be kept informed, bringing them up to date with the investigation, its findings and intended action.

In the event of the person not being satisfied with any aspect of the investigative process or its outcome, the person will be given information about action available to them in order to take their concerns further.

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