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Protect pilot into Third Sector whistleblowing culture reveals weak spots

20th May 2020

Protect’s pilot examining whistleblowing culture in the Third Sector has found key weak spots it believes are symptomatic across many of the 168,000 charities in England and Wales. Chief Executive, Liz Gardiner said, “The room for improvement in the Third Sector is well documented following the Oxfam and Save the Children scandals. But in recent […]

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Protect comment on the DAUK survey about NHS staff being silenced over PPE

15th May 2020

Survey findings of 150 health care staff by frontline lobbying group for doctors, The Doctors’ Association has highlighted the shocking treatment of NHS doctors who dared to blow the whistle on inadequate PPE supplies, which featured on BBC Newsnight this week. The survey respondents were made up of 25% of nurses and just under 25% […]

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Protect call for HMRC fraud hotline to reopen

14th May 2020

Protect is calling on the HMRC to reinstate its fraud hotline for whistleblowers who are trying to raise public interest concerns about misuse of taxpayers’ money. Protect, which handles around 3,000 whistleblowing cases to its Advice Line each year – has seen a spike in calls to its Advice Line in recent days on furlough […]

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Whistleblower succeeds in $10.8m damages claim

17th April 2020

The High Court has today handed down judgment and awarded whistleblower Amjad Rihan $10.8 m in damages against his former employer, Ernst and Young. Protect Chief Executive, Liz Gardiner said: “We’re pleased to see this award to Amjad Rihan, who courageously blew the whistle on serious financial irregularities and who suffered career-long losses as a […]

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Protect rally support for NHS workforce

7th April 2020

Protect is reassuring NHS workers it is just a phone call away. Protect Chief Executive Liz Gardiner said, “Whistleblowing is the best early-warning system in the NHS and now more than ever staff need to feel safe and supported when they speak up and that issues are properly investigated and resolved. “We want NHS workers […]

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Coalition Plea to Make Whistleblowing Safe during COVID-19 and beyond

6th April 2020

Protect has put its name to an international civil society letter: The signatories to this letter call on all public authorities and institutions to protect those who report or expose the harms, abuses and serious wrongdoing that arise during this period of crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We also encourage all citizens and workers […]

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Protect plead NHS Chief Execs, Boards and management to listen

31st March 2020

Protect Chief Executive Liz Gardiner said, “COVID-19 has drastically changed the way in which we work but whistleblowing and speak up remains vital if we are to keep patients, customers and colleagues safe. Our Advice Line has been receiving Covid 19 calls and we know some NHS staff are feeling unsupported by management over public […]

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Protect appoint new Chief Executive

19th March 2020

Protect, has today (March 19)  announced the appointment of Liz Gardiner as its new Chief Executive. Liz, who joined Protect as Legal Officer in July 2018, has been Acting Chief Executive at the charity since December last year when Francesca West stood down. Liz said, “I am delighted and honoured to be working for such […]

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Underwriters & brokers’ associations could be doing more to communicate best practice

17th March 2020

As part of a series of sector specific round tables, Protect, together with hosts Mayer Brown, brought together whistleblowing specialists from insurance firms large and small earlier this month. The seminar, introduced by Pete Chapman of Baker Mackenzie and Chris Chapman of Mayer Brown, set out why whistleblowing matters to insurance firms.  Firms need to […]

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Whistleblowing in the insurance sector – March 4

13th February 2020

Protect is hosting a round table breakfast for the insurance sector at law firm Mayer Brown with Mike Carpenter (former Group Financial Crime Risk Director at Legal and General), Paul Boyle OBE (Chairman of Protect), and Chris Chapman (Compliance Partner at Mayer Brown). Together, they will be discussing a number of topics around speak-up cultures, […]

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