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Whistleblower treatment is often ‘shocking’, say MPs

The treatment of employees in public services who have raised concerns about wrongdoing has often been “shocking”, a group of MPs has said.
The Commons Public Accounts Committee said whistleblowers had often been subjected to bullying and harassment.
Its report called for whistleblowers to be offered legal and counselling help and for “swift sanctions” to be imposed on staff who victimised them.
The government said it was acting to ensure people felt free to speak out.
The report highlighted the “important” role whistleblowers had played in uncovering details about the Hillsborough disaster and the Mid Staffordshire NHS trust scandal.
The committee said whistleblowing was a “crucial source of intelligence to help government identify wrongdoing”.

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