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Protect aims to make whistleblowing work for individuals, organisations and society.

Every year, we support around 3,000 whistleblowers who call our Advice Line. In addition, we work with organisations on improving their speak up arrangements and campaign for better legal protection of whistleblowers.

What we do

Confidential advice for individuals

If you’ve seen, heard or suspect wrongdoing in your workplace, or know of a serious risk or accident ‘waiting to happen’- we can help.

Training & Consultancy

Working with Protect means your organisation is leading the way in good whistleblowing arrangements. Protect offers your staff a real alternative to silence, by giving them the confidence to speak up to stop harm.

Law & Policy

Protect has over 25 years experience of campaigning for better legal protection and better public policy towards whistleblowers (see our case study page for more information on whistleblowing) and the public interest concerns they are raising.

Whistleblowing training for organisations

Learn more about how we support diverse organisations across all sectors and find out about our upcoming workshops and sector specific Masterclasses.

Our Work

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News

Summary of Dr Philippa Whitford’s Whistleblowing Bill reading

The second reading of Dr Philippa Whitford’s Public Interest Disclosure (Protection) Bill 2019-21 took place in the House of Commons on Friday, 25 September and received cross-party support with Dr Whitford MP saying,“This is not a party political issue; whistleblowing exists in every sector, in every nation. We should recognise the need to deal with … Read more

Urge your MP to attend whistleblowing bill debate – Friday Sept 25

This Friday, 25 September, the second reading of the Public Interest Disclosure (Protection) Bill 2019-21, a private members bill put forward by Dr Philippa Whitford MP of the Scottish National Party, will take place. If you care about whistleblowers, and think that the law needs to change, please urge your MP to attend the debate. … Read more

Save the date: Whistleblowing Masterclass for insurance professionals

 Protect is hosting a Whistleblowing Masterclass aimed at insurance sector professionals on 8 October 9:30am – 1:30pm. Taking participants though a highly informative, interactive programme with break out sessions, we enable each person to learn from examples and case studies specific to the insurance sector. There will be opportunities to network with each other in … Read more

We believe whistleblowers deserve better

We’re campaigning for a new Whistleblowing Bill so we all can speak up in confidence when we witness wrongdoing.

People we've helped

Food supplier fails to test food hygiene

Denise (not her real name) was a manager for a food supplier in the airline industry. Denise’s employer had reduced the number of staff on her team which meant that she and her remaining co-workers did not have capacity to conduct food and hygiene tests on goods. This risked leaving the food unsafe to eat ... Read more

How you can help

We receive no government funding and need your support to reach out to more workers and ensure they are empowered to speak up to protect us all.

Our most recent blogs

‘To UK and other world authorities: what sort of example are you setting to would-be whistleblowers?’

UK national Jonathan Taylor blew the whistle in 2013 on a $275 million international network of bribes paid by his employers Monaco-based Dutch oil platform company SBM Offshore. His evidence was investigated by the UK Serious Fraud Office, investigators in Brazil and the Netherlands as well as the FBI and the US Department of Justice. … Read more

Law Commission back Protect proposals for Official Secrets Act reform

The Official Secrets Act (OSA) 1989  – used to protect government data from unauthorised disclosures by criminalising those that disclosure such information without authority – has been a contentious law for many civil society groups, including Protect, who have long been calling for its reform. Protect has been calling for the introduction of a statutory … Read more

Guest blog: Charity Sector Speak Up Network

The charity sector has seen a steady flow of incidents where it is likely that the outcomes could have been very different, and more constructive had there been a strong speak up culture within the organisations concerned. Key to this is charity trustees and senior managers proactively ‘listening up’ to concerns about wrongdoing and demonstrating ... Read more

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