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Governance report finds local authorities need to be more transparent with whistleblowing policies

A governance report into local authorities by the National Audit Office (NAO)  has found one in six councils do not have their whistleblowing policies easily available on their websites,  and of the policies that the NAO could find –  24% were out-of-date. The report, Local Authority Governance, published 15 January, acknowledged the challenges facing local … Read more

Exposing Secrets: the past, present and future of U.S. National Security Whistleblowing and Government Secrecy

Protect Head of Policy Andrew Pepper-Parsons attended conference Exposing Secrets: the past, present and future of U.S. National Security Whistleblowing and Government Secrecy which brought together academics, legal experts, journalists and a few US national security whistleblowers to debate the issues. The two-day conference on US national Security whistleblowing aimed to take a historic look … Read more

Report on the APPG Whistleblowing event 

Protect attended a public meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Whistleblowing at Westminster chaired by Baroness Kramer along with many whistleblowers,  including those with experience in education, care, the NHS and other public services. Attendees were generally in agreement about the principles of whistleblowing and that greater support for whistleblowers is needed. To this … Read more

Middlesex University UK Whistleblower Award for 2018 – Oxfam whistleblower Helen Evans

Academics at Middlesex University have presented Helen Evans, former Global Head of Safeguarding at Oxfam, with their UK Whistleblower Award for 2018. In 2018, Helen blew the whistle on the systemic sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by Oxfam aid workers. Her revelations were one of the biggest charity scandals in recent years. While Helen worked … Read more