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Does being on the autistic spectrum make you more likely to be the next whistleblower?

When it comes to calling out wrongdoing in the workplace, could it be that some people are more likely to speak up than others? At Protect, a notable number of callers to our Advice Line identify as being neurodivergent and/or on the autistic spectrum. While this observation doesn’t prove a link, we think this warrants exploration.

Anti-SLAPPs and the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act: What’s next?

Protect welcomes the introduction of the first anti-SLAPPs legislation in the UK, but is clear this doesn’t go far enough and there needs to be a dedicated law. SLAPPs continue to threaten the right to speak out and speak up, are a significant threat to democracy and place whistleblowers in a vulnerable position.

Failure to Prevent Fraud Offence

Following a change in the law large organisations are now criminally liable if they benefit from fraud committed by a member of staff. It aims to discourage large organisations from turning a blind eye to fraud and to hold companies to account if they profit as a result. Protect hopes the new offence will help protect victims and reduce economic crime by driving culture change towards better internal fraud prevention procedures.

Trustees week 2023

Protect works with charities and their trustees in a variety of ways including training, consultancy, organisational membership and the benchmarking of whistleblowing arrangements. We are proud to offer trustees whistleblowing training that is specific to their role. Ensuring that they understand their responsibilities and obligations in overseeing their organisation’s whistleblowing arrangements, as well as how to escalate concerns and promote a culture where staff feel empowered to raise concerns.

Choosing to be charitable with knowledge – a call to action this Pro Bono Week

This Pro Bono Week Halima, a legal secondee from Baker McKenzie, shares her thoughts on the importance of pro bono work and that being charitable doesn’t always have to be financial, it can be the giving of time, expertise, or kindness. Protect is extremely grateful to all the organisations and individuals who dedicate their time, insight, skills and support for our charity.

Top five memorable moments from Protect’s 30th anniversary conference

Guest post from Georgia, trainee solicitor and legal adviser. As a very new member to the Protect team, the 30th anniversary conference on the 5th of October came at a perfect time, giving me a great introduction to the work of the charity and the opportunity to meet a whole host of journalists, lawyers, politicians ... Read more

Whistleblowing Summer School

Elevate Your Expertise in Whistleblowing Join the Whistleblowing Training Summer School In the month of July, Protect is excited to announce our Whistleblowing Training Summer School, where you can unlock safe whistleblowing practices and become an invaluable asset in creating a robust speak-up culture. Are you passionate about or involved with fostering a culture of … Read more

Should UK regulators be paying more rewards to whistleblowers?

They say everything’s bigger in America. This month, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)  announced it will increase the maximum amount it pays out to whistleblowers providing information on cartel activity from £100,000 to £250,000. It may sound a lot, but it’s dwarfed by the $279 million paid out to a single whistleblower by ... Read more

New Chair of Trustees for Protect- the UK’s whistleblowing charity

Press release Wednesday 31 May 2023 New Chair of Trustees for Protect- the UK’s whistleblowing charity Protect is delighted to announce the appointment of Lucy McLynn as the new chair of trustees, to replace Paul Boyle OBE who is standing down after six years in the role. Lucy McLynn is Head of Employment and partner ... Read more

Protect’s View of the Whistleblowing Review 

May 2023  It has been a long-time coming, but the Government have announced their plans to review the whistleblowing legal framework.  As our whistleblowing laws approach a quarter-century, this review is well overdue.    Whistleblowing review  The review has been under consideration since 2017, where it was promised as part of the Anti-Corruption Strategy with ... Read more