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Whistleblowing in the sport sector by Sir Anthony Hooper, QC

My view on whistleblowing is that it is a worldwide problem, and in a commissioned Protect report, ( ‘Report on the effectiveness of existing arrangements for workplace whistleblowing in the UK’) gives recommendations about how whistleblowers should be treated. Whistleblowing plays a vital role in the achievement of good governance in sport as in every … Read more

NDA’s put public at harm and stop whistleblowers speaking out

Protect is calling on clearer legislation surrounding NDAs (non-disclosure agreements) it says is preventing whistleblowers from speaking out over gagging fears and threats of legal costs. Protect (formerly Public Concern at Work) is calling for clearer wording for 43J of the whistleblowing law, the Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA).  It wants all NDAs, or settlements, … Read more

Protect 25th anniversary reception – House of Commons

It was great to see so many of our supporters –  stakeholders, organisations we work with, parliamentarians, legal friends, former staff, trustees, and of course, whistleblowers –  at our 25th anniversary reception at the House of Commons, kindly hosted by Lord Shinkwin. Lord Shinkwin shared with the room his own moving experience of whistleblowing whilst … Read more

Whistleblowing in Schools by Emma Knights, Chief Executive, National Governance Association

Since whistleblowing legislation was introduced under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, employees have been encouraged to come forward with disclosures of dangerous or criminal behaviour, without fear of reprisal or dismissal. Arguably the need to speak out against such activity is especially pertinent to the education sector, which deals with young and vulnerable people … Read more