Whistleblowing Policy

Our Whistleblowing Policy‌ can be accessed here.

Whistleblowing Procedure

Whistleblowing Procedure

Our Whistleblowing Procedure can be accessed here.


Flowchart of the Whistleblowing Process


Whistleblowing Officer

(Secretary to Council)

Dr Helen Galbraith

01782 734486


Head of Legal and Information Compliance

Ms Clare Stevenson

01782 734491


Staff Counselling Service

Accessed via Occupational Health

Occupational Health

01782 733733


Senior Independent Member of Council (Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee)

Contact via the Secretary to Council, marking correspondence as FAO - Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee.


(Independent whistleblowing charity - formerly Public Concern at Work)

Helpline: (020) 7404 6609

E-mail: whistle@protect-advice.org.uk

Website: www.pcaw.co.uk

Fundraising Regulator (concerns relating to fundraising practice may be referred to the UK regulator)

Complaint Helpline: 0300 999 3407 Website:



Whistleblowing Online Training

The University has developed a short (15 minute) online training module on Learning Pool entitled: 'Whistleblowing with Confidence'. This can also be accessed via Staff Intranet - Keele People - Learning & Development. This module sets out the legal and regulatory responsibilities regarding whistleblowing and provides an overview of how whistleblowing operates at Keele University. 

Line managers are particularly encouraged to undertake the training to better understand the University's Whistleblowing Policy & Procedure and their responsibilities for supporting staff who wish to raise a case.