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.
New research from the UK’s whistleblowing charity Protect shows too many whistleblowers working in schools are ignored and victimised for raising public interest concerns. Schools should have a whistleblowing champion on the school board, training should be provided to all managers on how to properly listen and act on concerns. Ofsted should be made a prescribed person … Read more