Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust is committed to promoting a culture of openness in which colleagues are encouraged to raise concerns without fear of reprisal and victimisation and to ensuring that services are provided with the highest standards of integrity and honesty.

All colleagues are strongly encouraged to report any perceived wrongdoing by the organisation, its colleagues or workers that fall short of these principles.

To encourage reporting the Trust has a dedicated Freephone number operated by an external contractor which allows colleagues to raise concerns anonymously. There is also a whistleblowing email address which only the board chair has access to, and a seperate route for colleagues to raise concerns anonymously with our Chief Executive.

The Trust also has a Freedom to Speak up Guardian who promotes a culture of raising concerns, can be spoken to confidentially and has the authority to investigate concerns across the organisation.

Our Freedom to Speak Up (Raising Concerns) policy is under review. The current version is available pdfhere