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The 10 Dos and Don’ts for today’s corporate whistleblower

by Protect Patron Michael Woodford Michael Woodford, former President and CEO of Olympus Corporation exposed a £1.1bn scandal and left in fear for his life after unearthing a web of corruption within the company just weeks after being appointed as chief executive in 2011. His actions led to two senior Olympus board members being sentenced … Read more

Protect’s Whistleblowing Benchmark launches

Protect’s unique 360° Benchmark – designed to help organisations with best practice whistleblowing arrangements – officially launched at event ‘Whistleblowing in the Modern Workplace’  held at law firm Howard Kennedy.  Developed with a financial working group, the 360° Benchmark works by identifying gaps and providing organisations with an action plan on how to improve. Protect Chief Executive Francesca … Read more

Protect pays tribute to whistleblowers in a joint Guardian exhibition to mark its 25th anniversary

  Whistleblowing charity Protect – which turns 25 this month – have paid tribute to whistleblowers who made a difference by speaking out about wrongdoing with an exhibition at The Guardian. The Protect 25th exhibition, ‘Whistleblowers and their impact on Society’ featured photographs and stories from whistleblowers from all sectors. Protect Chief Executive Francesca West … Read more

Protect attend Internal Fraud Conference

Protect’s Chief Executive, Francesca West will be presenting at an internal fraud conference aimed at HR professionals this week. Hosted by Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, in collaboration with expert organisations in HR and recruitment, Internal Fraud for HR and Recruitment Professionals, held at BMA House, on Wednesday, September  26, utilises the latest statistics … Read more

Protect at Charity People & Culture Conference

The Charity People & Culture Conference, which Protect attended was a successful event aimed at instilling a positive working culture and putting in place the right strategies, processes and systems to build motivated and effective teams. Protect Business Support Executive, Mark Thomas, said, “As a whole the event was a very inspirational experience, an engaging day in … Read more

Stronger new laws for EU leaves UK whistleblowers behind

UK whistleblowers will be ‘Brexit casualties’ as the EU gets set to shake up whistleblowing bringing in ground-breaking legal measures protecting both public and private sectors. The EU move on introducing a whistleblowing Directive – set to be made into whistleblowing legislation and policy – follows years of campaigning by NGOs, trade unions and journalists … Read more

Protect welcomes new financial reporting council (FRC) governance code

Protect has welcomed a new UK Corporate Governance Code by the FRC which is hoped will strengthen whistleblowing in the workplace. Protect Chief Executive, Francesca West said, “We are pleased the FRC took on our board our recommendations as whistleblowing is vital for a transparent and accountable organisation.” Following consultation, the new shorter, sharper Code, … Read more

Protect attends European Whistleblowing Directive launch

For the last 20 years, the UK has had in place statutory employment protection for those raising whistleblowing concerns within the workplace – under the whistleblowing law, PIDA (Public Interest Disclosure Act). It is hard to imagine that before this, a worker speaking up in the public interest could not be guaranteed the support of … Read more