This guidance is for all providers of health and adult social care who are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) under the Health and Social Care Act 2008.
In this guidance, the term ‘worker’ refers to a person who is directly employed by the provider, an agency worker, someone who is in training with them or who provides services to them.
- the CQC
- why you should have a whistleblowing policy
- the protection the law gives to workers who raise concerns
- the benefits of encouraging workers to raise concerns
- what the CQC will do when we receive information from a whistleblower.