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Confidentiality Guide

Our new guidebook – written in collaboration with trade unions, lawyers, whistleblowers and employers – takes a deep dive into the issue of confidentiality. Including best practices and practical resources, the guide follows a comprehensive and manageable structure to steer your organisation to success using the most underestimated tool of all: whistleblowing.

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.

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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.

Policy

Protect has over 25 years experience of campaigning for better legal protection and better public policy towards whistleblowers and the public interest concerns they are raising.

Just launched: a new whistleblowing assessment tool for SMEs

Learn more about our Whistleblowing Scanner and how organisations with an employee count between 50 and 250 will benefit from using it. 

Our Work

News

Whistleblowing charity, Protect, advises BBC Casualty on whistleblowing storyline. 

The whistleblowing charity, Protect, is proud to have supported the BBC Casualty production team in understanding the practicalities of whistleblowing law for the drama’s most recent storyline “Breaking Point”. The multi-episode storyline features a controversial documentary exposé including secretly leaked recorded footage and an internal witch hunt for the whistleblower responsible.

Press statement – Johnny Mercer MP & whistleblower anonymity

The Veterans’ Affairs Minister Johnny Mercer has confirmed he is challenging an order to name the source of his claims about alleged war crimes by British special forces in Afghanistan. He could face jail or a fine. At Protect we believe it is paramount that the identity of these whistleblowers are protected.

Press statement – Sexism in the City

The findings of the Sexism in the City report come as no surprise. We hear everyday from whistleblowers reporting sexual and non-financial misconduct in the workplace whose employers are failing to address their concerns.

Let's fix UK Whistleblowing Law

The UK whistleblowing law – the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) – is out-of-date. Let's fix it.

People we've helped

When settlement is the preferred outcome

Helena* worked in the distribution factory of a well-known food company. She was an agency worker, so effectively worked for both her agency and the distribution factory as both played a role in determining the terms of her engagement. At work, Helena noticed a culture of racism including racist language being used by senior members of staff, as well as working practices which disadvantaged Muslim workers.

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Our most recent blogs

Which whistleblowing measures survived the wash-up?

With political parties thrown into campaigning mode with the calling of a general election any outstanding Government announcements, policy decisions and most importantly, legislation going through Parliament, have been put on hold – many permanently. This blog provides a rundown of the whistleblowing law changes and policy decisions that have been delayed, cancelled or have survived the calling of the general election.  

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BBC Casualty – A whistleblowing storyline

A controversial documentary exposé, a staff member sharing secretly recorded footage, a witch hunt for the source of a leak, mis-directed disciplinary action and mis-identified whistleblowers. BBC Casualty’s Breaking Point storyline had it all, and Protect was there hand-in-hand with the script writers through the production process making sure their plots and ideas were realistic, while maintaining the power of drama.

What will be the impact of the Infected Blood Inquiry’s NHS Whistleblowing Reforms

The Infected Blood Inquiry report has laid bare how thousands of people died unnecessarily through receiving infected blood that was supposed to save their lives, and how both the NHS and the Government frustrated justice for decades.   

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