Why maintaining a good whistleblowing policy matters?
Many organisations believe by having in place a whistleblowing policy, they’ve got things covered. But in reality, good whistleblowing arrangements are so much more than having a policy on an intranet. Unfortunately from our experience we see too many organisations fail to update and regularly review their policies, and view whistleblowing as a tick box exercise. It is often a high profile scandal that causes an organisation to realise why a whistleblowing policy and arrangements are important.
Our advice? Take whistleblowing seriously and your organisation will reap the benefits.
With more than 25 years expertise built through supporting over 40,000 whistleblowers through our Advice Line, we understand whistleblowing like nobody else.
Benefits of using our Benchmark
- Excellent diagnostic tool providing a dashboard to see improvements
- Ideal for Board ready reports and updates
- GAP analysis report with recommendations for improvement – ideal for setting KPIs
- Access to Protect’s whistleblowing best practice guidance
- Comparative data against similar organisations
How does it work?
Protect’s Whistleblowing Benchmark helps you assess how your whistleblowing arrangements are structured, how you engage with staff and how whistleblowing works day-to-day.
The Benchmark framework – which is completed online as a self-assessment – has three core areas: Governance, Staff Engagement and Operations. Each of these three core areas has a detailed set of standards to aim for.
Once the online Benchmark assessment is completed, a report is produced, outlining the Benchmark findings, including steps and an improvement action plan for your unique case.