CIB is committed to fostering an appropriate environment for addressing concerns relating to potential irregularities or wrongdoing, with respect to financial reporting and other matters in the workplace. CIB is committed to providing the necessary support and assurances for staff who raise genuine concerns.
The Protected Disclosures Act 2014, as amended by the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022, requires public bodies to set up and maintain procedures for dealing with protected disclosures. CIB has robust procedures in place and is currently (March 2023) updating its policy on protected disclosures to ensure it is in line with the provisions of the Acts.
The Citizens Information Board received three reports that were described as protected disclosures in the course of 2022. Following assessment, two of these reports were not treated as protected disclosures. The third report was also addressed to one of CIB's funded companies and CIB requested that funded company to follow up on the report in the first instance.