Protected Disclosures

Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board

Protected Disclosures Act 2014


The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 came into effect on 15 July 2014.

This Act provides a framework within which workers can raise concerns regarding potential wrongdoing that has come to their attention in the workplace in the knowledge that they can avail of significant protections if they are penalised by their employer or suffer any detriment for doing so.

Kilkenny and Carlow ETB (KCETB) has put in place a policy, which in tandem with the legislation and appropriate communications, encourages workers to report potential wrongdoing in the knowledge that their concerns will be taken seriously and investigated, where appropriate, and that their confidentiality will be respected.

The policy highlights that it is always appropriate to raise concerns when they are based on a reasonable belief, irrespective of whether any wrongdoing is in fact subsequently identified. The policy also provides workers with guidance on how to raise concerns

This policy applies to all KCETB workers including contractors, consultants, agency staff, former employees and interns/trainees.

In accordance with the provisions of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, KCETB has appointed Liam Scott to receive protected disclosures. The designated officer can be contacted by telephone at 059 9138571, by email at or by post at Kilkenny and Carlow ETB, Athy Road, Carlow.


Protected Disclosures Annual Report 2019

Annual report of Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board as required by Section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.

Pursuant to this requirement, KCETB hereby confirms that one (1) report was received under the Protected Disclosure Act during 2019.  An investigation was undertaken and the disclosure was deemed to be a Protected Disclosure within the meaning of the legislation. An investigation under the KCETB Protected Disclosures Policy was completed.  The recommendations from the report have been and are being addressed by management.