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COVID-19 update

Our office is currently not open to visitors. We are responding to emails; however, our response times will be affected.  We are operating a limited telephone service for complaints related enquiries. Our Scottish Welfare Fund review service is still available by telephone as normal.  Please read our information for customers and organisations

Consultation on the Draft National Whistleblowing Standards

This consultation is now closed.

In 2020 the Scottish Government plans to introduce the new role of the Independent National Whistleblowing Officer (INWO).  The role and functions of the INWO will be undertaken by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman. 

We have developed a set of draft National Whistleblowing Standards which we are now consulting on.  These can be found here.

Updated: July 1, 2019