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Summary of City of London breakfast briefing: Fostering a positive speak up, listen up culture

THE City of London Corporation hosted a breakfast briefing on best practice speak up/listen up arrangements with presentations by Protect Chief Executive Francesca West and Banking Standards Board Senior Behavioural Scientist Kate Coombs. Opening the briefing, Catherine McGuinness, Chair of the Policy & Resources Committee at the City of London Corporation, said, ’Integrating positive speak up … Read more

Are you listening?

By Rick Borges Head of Assessment, Banking Standards Board I recently attended a leadership training course where one of the exercises was about listening. I had to listen to a colleague talking about an issue for 20 minutes with no interruption, maintain eye contact the whole time, demonstrate engagement through my body language and absorb … Read more

Protect responds to new laws to crack down on NDAs

Protect Head of Policy Andrew Pepper-Parsons said: “It is good news for whistleblowers that the Government are proposing a crackdown on NDAs with new legislation to prevent the cover up of workplace harassment, discrimination and assault. “Protect were invited to give evidence to both the Women & Equalities Select Committee and the Government’s consultation on … Read more

Protect responds to anti-semitism in the Labour Party and NDA gags

Protect Chief Executive Francesca West has responded to the Panorama programme on anti-Semitism in the Labour party and the use of NDAs to gag whistleblowers, which aired this week. The programme featured eight whistleblowers who spoke of feeling undermined by senior Labour bosses in their efforts to speak up and tackle anti-semitism. They claim there … Read more

MP Backbench debate on whistleblowing – a summary of key points

A backbench debate led by MP Norman Lamb took place in the House of Commons (3 July 2019) to discuss whistleblowing, the current legal landscape and the urgent need for reform of the current whistleblowing legislation.   Protect attended with Dr Chris Day, the NHS whistleblower whose case was heralded by MPs in the debate as an illustration of the … Read more