SOLAS has established channels for workers to make protected disclosures to the SOLAS Prescribed Person regarding any matter relating to the regulation, registration, employment and education of apprentices as provided for by the Industrial Training Act 1967 (No. 5 of 1967) and the funding of further education and training as provided for by the Further Education and Training Act 2013 (No. 25 of 2013).
Protected disclosures can be made to the SOLAS Prescribed Person by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, by leaving a recorded voice message on (01) 5332595, or by post to:
Chief Executive Officer
Please click here to access the Speaking Up Policy and procedure for making protected disclosures to the SOLAS Prescribed Person
The following conditions must be met for a disclosure of relevant information (made to the Prescribed Person) to qualify as a protected disclosure under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014-2022:
(a) The relevant information came to the worker’s attention in a work-related context
(b) The worker has a reasonable belief that the information tends to show a relevant wrongdoing
(c) The worker has a reasonable belief that the information disclosed, and any allegation contained in it, are substantially true
(d) The worker has a reasonable belief that the information disclosed falls within the scope of matters for which the Prescribed Person has responsibility (as outlined above).