I came across a glassy eyed, slack jawed student yesterday as she poured over our policies on our intranet. She looked somewhat bemused.
“Are you OK?” I asked, “Anything I can help with?”
“Is it important to have a whistleblowing policy?” She asked me.
“Yes, it’s vital we protect service users from…”
“Ahh yeah, the noise will upset them I bet.”
“Well, you know, the whistles might scare them.”
It was my turn to get glassy eyed and slack jawed.
“Erm, have you read the policy?”
“No, not yet, but I will – it looks really interesting.”
Your life may be in their hands one day…