Our free and confidential Advice Line
Our Advice Line is the beating heart of our charity. Since 1993, when we formed, we’ve supported almost 45,000 whistleblowers. This year is on course to be our busiest yet, significantly surpassing last year’s total number of cases (3188).
The public interest concerns we advise on are very diverse. Calls come from every sector, ranging from care home workers worried about residents’ well-being, teachers wanting to know what to do about concerns over finances or governance of their schools, bank staff facing money laundering concerns, factory staff unhappy over the safety of products, breaches of food and hygiene practices, patient safety and fraud issues.
Our advice team consists of staff who all have legal qualifications, have completed several months of our own training and are supervised by lawyers. As far as possible, each case is handled by the same adviser from start to finish which ensures continuity and consistency for the caller.
How can we help?
What is whistleblowing?
Find out how we define whistleblowing, whether it differs from 'speaking up', when it is best to raise a grievance and more.
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What we can't help with:
Information communicated to us has lawyer-client privilege – this means all communications between us and people who contact us for advice cannot be disclosed without the permission of the individual who contacted us. Protect is a legal advice service and our solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the regulatory body for solicitors in England and Wales.