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Policy Statement

This policy sets out the values, principles and procedures underpinning this care service’s approach to whistleblowing. The care service is required to have a whistleblowing policy under the Regulated Services (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2017. (See Regulation 12: Requirements to Provide the Service in Accordance with Policies and Procedures and Regulation 65: Whistleblowing for the policy substance.) The policy links to the safeguarding standards described in Regulations 26–31.

The policy is created in line with Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) guidance and the law as stated in the Public Disclosure Act 1998 [and as amended under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA)], and the safeguarding policies and strategies developed under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

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