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Whistle-Blowing Policy


The LFA and the FA are committed to providing an excellent service and operating all business in a professional and ethical way at all times, with due regard to legislation and recognised good practice.

What Is Whistle-Blowing?

The law provides protection for those who raise legitimate concerns about specified matters, known as qualifying disclosures. A qualifying disclosure is one made in the public interest if an employee has a reasonable belief that:

fraud and/or money laundering;
a bribe, offered or received;
a criminal offence;
a miscarriage of justice;
an act creating risk to health and safety;
an act causing damage to the environment;
breach of any laws, regulations, other legal obligations or The FA Group's policies or procedures; or
other serious risk that threatens clients, colleagues, the public, the environment or The FA Group's reputation; and
concealment of any of the above; is being, has been, or is likely to be committed. It is not necessary for you to have proof that such an act is being, has been, or is likely to be, committed - a reasonable belief is sufficient. Please be aware that you have no responsibility for investigating the matter as it is The FA Group's responsibility to ensure that an investigation takes place.

If you have a whistle-blowing concern, please download the full FA whistle-blowing guide by clicking the link below.