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GOVERNANCEOur Board of TrusteesPaul Boyle OBE, ChairPaul Boyle OBE is our Chair. He retired from Aviva plc at the end of May 2017, having been the Chief Internal Auditor since 2010 and a member of the Group Executive Committee. He was President of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (UK & Ireland) for 2016/7 and ... Read more

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PRIVACY NOTICE & COOKIES NOTICEPrivacy Notice Who are we? What information is covered by this Privacy Notice? What information do we collect about you? How do we use your personal information? Do we use your personal information for direct marketing? Do we share your personal information with third parties? Do we transfer personal information outside ... Read more

Protect says ‘Time To Transform’ and calls for Third Sector whistleblowing rules

Whistleblowing charity Protect is calling for the Charity Commission to introduce whistleblowing rules or regulations for the sector, following serious failings at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) – which the watchdog has called ‘one of the worst examples of poor governance and oversight having a direct impact on vulnerable people’. The Commission … Read more

Protect seeks reassurance from HMRC whistleblowers reporting furlough fraud will not be penalised

Protect is seeking reassurance from HMRC that whistleblowers who contact the tax authority over furlough fraud will not be faced with paying back their employers’ fraud, or face prosecution if their employer forces them to work while on the scheme. Calls to Protect’s Advice Line have seen record-high levels, with  more than 250 calls related … Read more

Silence in The City 2 research: 70% City finance workers who whistleblow ‘victimised, ignored or dismissed’

Research by Protect – Silence in The City 2 –  into whistleblowers who work in finance in the City has found 70% who spoke up about workplace wrongdoing were victimised, ignored, dismissed, or felt forced to resign after whistleblowing. The research analyses the whistleblowing cases of 352 finance workers who called the Protect Advice Line … Read more

Protect pilot into Third Sector whistleblowing culture reveals weak spots

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 … Read more

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

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% … Read more

Our impact over 2019

Our impact over 2019 Whistleblowing in 2019 rightly had a high profile in the media, in the courts and among individual employers. At Protect, we believe whistleblowing is a good thing – it protects the public interest, helps employers identify and manage risk, and holds organisations to account. We want more people to speak up, ... Read more