According to the Government website about whistleblowing, this is what whistleblowers can expect (see below). Now compare that to the reality faced by Brian Pead and his family in a Home Office orchestrated campaign of persecution against an innocent man exposing child abuse, racism and bullying at Lambeth Council.
Whistleblowing for employees
1. What is a whistleblower?
You’re a whistleblower if you’re a worker and you report certain types of wrongdoing. This will usually be something you’ve seen at work – though not always.
The wrongdoing you disclose must be in the public interest. This means it must affect others, eg the general public.
As a whistleblower you’re protected by law – you shouldn’t be treated unfairly or lose your job because you ‘blow the whistle’.
You can raise your concern at any time about an incident that happened in the past, is happening now, or you believe will happen in the near future.
Who is protected by law
You’re protected if you’re a worker, eg you’re:
– an employee, such as a police officer, NHS employee, office worker, factory worker
– a trainee, such as a student nurse
– an agency worker
– a member of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Brian Pead was an employee of Lambeth Council and of Off Centre counselling in Hackney. Both organisations had immediate connections with the Mettropolitan Police and both organisations mysteriously dismissed Brian after he exposed child abuse in Lambeth, since corroborated by DCI Clive Driscoll
Complaints that count as whistleblowing
You’re protected by law if you report any of the following:
– a criminal offence, eg fraud
– someone’s health and safety is in danger
– risk or actual damage to the environment
– a miscarriage of justice
– the company is breaking the law, eg doesn’t have the right insurance
– you believe someone is covering up wrongdoing
Brian Pead was NOT protected in law when he exposed criminal offences at Lambeth; risks to children; miscarriages of justice; cover-up of wrongdoing.
What your employer or a prescribed person will do
Your employer or the prescribed person will listen to your concern and decide if any action is needed. You may be asked for further information. – this simply didn’t happen in Brian’s case at Lambeth and at Off Centre.
You must say straight away if you don’t want anyone else to know it was you who raised the concern. – Brian was happy for people to know that he had raised concerns.
You won’t have a say in how your concern is dealt with. – Brian did have a say, but nothing was done. Eventually Lambeth Council created allegations against him and dismissed him unlawfully.
Your employer or the prescribed person can keep you informed about the action they’ve taken, but they can’t give you much detail if they have to keep the confidence of other people. Lambeth Council officials covered up Brian’s information and suspended him for 7 months while ransacking his office, moving people on and re-employing a known child abuser.
A prescribed person can’t help you with your relationship with your employer. -Brian never met a prescribed person.