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Protect calls for independent review of speak up in the NHS after horrifying findings of Ockenden Review

We are shocked and saddened at what the Ockenden Rreview has uncovered at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust.   The review found hundreds of avoidable deaths within the trust’s maternity services after analysing the experiences of 1500 families between 2000 and 2019. Some families lost more than one child in separate incidents.     It also revealed a ... Read more

Protect March Newsletter

Our March newsletter of 2022 is now out! It features details of our work on the Economic Crime Bill to protect whistleblowers, new training courses, information on the updated ICC whistleblowing guidelines, updates on the French approach to the EU whistleblowing Directive, and details of a webinar on 28 April where we will be launching ... Read more

Protect Advice Line: a unique support for whistleblowers

Protect’s Advice Line is unique in two crucial ways:   1) The sheer volume of whistleblowers who contact it (more than 45,000 to date)    2) The support it provides.   To our knowledge, there are no other free legal advicelines for whistleblowers. We are unique in  providing in-depth expert advice on what rights whistleblowers have at their disposal ... Read more

‘The world is not ready for whistleblowers yet’

Former lawyer at SBM Offshore, Jonathan Taylor, tells his story of whistleblowing within the oil industry and the attempts to silence him in his fight to expose economic crime. How I view my experience as a whistleblower depends on whether I focus on the impact of my action on corruption and kleptocracy or on myself.   ... Read more

The Oxfam Whistleblower: Uncovering Abuse

Helen Evans, former Oxfam global head of safeguarding, shares her whistleblowing story, explaining the horrifying abuse she uncovered at the charity and her successful efforts to bring about change in the sector.

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Protect is the UK’s whistleblowing charity. We aim to stop harm by encouraging safe whistleblowing. Our free, confidential Advice Line supports more than 3,000 whistleblowers each year who have seen malpractice, risk or wrongdoing in the workplace.

Tackling Corruption: Is whistleblowing the first line of defence?

Corruption costs the UK economy an estimated 290 billion pounds a year. At this event, held by Protect in partnership with law firm Leigh Day, delegates heard the central role whistleblowing plays in tackling corruption, the challenges whistleblowers face and the vital importance of improving protections for them. Featuring government anti-corruption champion John Penrose MP, ... Read more