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Department for Education: Disclosure of Information

Question for Department for Education

UIN 2830, tabled on 4 July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many protected disclosures were made by staff in her Department in each of the last three years for which figures are available; how many such disclosures were found to be valid; how many staff alleged detriment as a result of making such a disclosure; and how many staff who (a) made such a disclosure and (b) alleged detriment as a result of a disclosure subsequently left the employment of the Department.

Answered on

20 July 2017

The Department has received the following numbers of protected disclosures in the last three years.

Year

Number of protected disclosures

2014

4

2015

3

2016

4

None of the above disclosures were found to be valid. All the disclosures were made anonymously. There are no records of any alleged detriment as a result of a disclosure or whether these employees have subsequently left the department.