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If, having exhausted this procedure, a member of staff is not satisfied with the University's response and reasonably believes that the information disclosed, and any allegation contained in it, are substantially true, he or she is at liberty to take the matter further by raising it with certain bodies or persons such as

  • a member of Parliament
  • a legal adviser
  • other bodies or persons (if any) prescribed by the Secretary of State under Section 43F of the Employment Protection Act 1996, as amended by Section 1 of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998

A member of staff who makes an external complaint in good faith to any prescribed body or person after exhausting the University's procedure, will be protected against victimisation or other adverse treatment.