First annual whistleblowing report published

As a Prescribed Person, the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has a duty to report annually on the number of qualifying disclosures made to us and to provide a summary of the action taken in respect of these. This duty aims to increase transparency in the way that whistleblowing disclosures are dealt with and to reassure whistleblowers that their disclosures are taken seriously.

The OEP was designated as a Prescribed Person in law in Northern Ireland in November 2022, and in England in December 2022. This is therefore our first annual whistleblowing report, covering the period from late 2022 to 1 April 2023.

You can access the report by clicking on the blue button on this page.

More information about our whistleblowing policy can be found here.