SFI has put in place Procedures for the Making of Protected Disclosures, which have been developed in line with the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022. The Procedures set out in detail the process by which a worker of SFI can make a protected disclosure, what will happen when a disclosure is made and what SFI will do to protect the discloser.

The Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 protects workers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors from retaliation if they speak up about wrongdoing in the workplace. Workers can report wrongdoing internally to their employer or externally to a third party, such as a prescribed person Persons who make protected disclosures (sometimes referred to as “whistle-blowers”) are protected by law – they should not be treated unfairly or lose their job because they have made a protected disclosure.

Section 22 of the Act requires that an annual report be published in relation to the protected disclosures received by SFI. The table below indicates the position:

Year Protected Disclosures
2019* Report (PDF)
2020* Report (PDF)
2021* Report (PDF)
2022 Report (PDF)
2023 Report (PDF)

*Returns associated with Protected Disclosures Act 2014