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Our whistleblowing training

Since 1993, we have worked with thousands of individuals and hundreds of organisations across all sectors who believe in and value open cultures where staff feel comfortable to speak up over wrongdoing.

The insight gained from our Advice Line work shapes the ‘real experience’ training we offer to individuals and teams, seeking to better understand whistleblowing practice, the legal framework and how to implement effective arrangements.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, all of our training and workshops will be interactively delivered online.

If anyone from your organisation has particular requirements regarding accessibility, please email us at business@protect-advice.org.uk to let us know.

Upcoming Workshops and Masterclasses

Find dates of our upcoming Masterclasses and reserve a place for yourself or your team.
Sexual Harassment and Whistleblowing Masterclass
Protect is running a new Masterclass: Handling sexual harassment & whistleblowing concerns in the workplace, aimed at senior individuals including HR, Compliance, Legal and Audit roles who are responsible for internal arrangements and whistleblowing culture.

The session will include an overview of sexual harassment in the workplace and rights and duties in equality law, as well as when, and why investigating sexual harassment through a whistleblowing process is appropriate, with common pitfalls and key considerations to bear in mind.

Our Regular Masterclasses

Why attend

Our Whistleblowing Masterclasses are designed to give a comprehensive understanding of what an effective whistleblowing set up in an organisation looks like and how to implement it.

What does the session cover?

  • An overview of whistleblowing and relevant legislative changes, how to know if your arrangements are working in practice, handling the whistleblower and the concern.

The training is delivered through interactive case studies and scenarios

To view the upcoming dates or to reserve a place, click here.

Why attend? 

The training outlines and discusses the practicalities and considerations that are necessary with whistleblowing investigations, including receiving the concern, scope of the investigation, responsibilities, reporting, and common pitfalls to be aware of.

The course utilises polls, group discussions and a case study to demonstrate investigation best practice.

Who should attend

The Masterclass is aimed at organisations that receive whistleblowing concerns and want to investigate them , and is also appropriate for other senior managers that are responsible for internal arrangements and whistleblowing culture.

Why should you attend?

The session will provide you with a thorough understanding of the types of mistreatment that a whistleblower might suffer after raising a concern at work, and how to prevent this. There will be a brief recap of the relevant law (PIDA 1998) and the requirements of an employer.

Who should attend?

Any senior managers or accountable personnel who are best placed to spot signs of victimisation and prevent it.

Why attend?

  • Help your organisation lead the way in developing robust whistleblowing arrangements and achieving a culture where staff feel able to raise concerns. The training will also review FCA rules and best practice, while sharing ideas and learning from your peers.

Who should attend

The Masterclass is aimed at the Financial Services Whistleblowing Champions, but is also appropriate for other senior managers working in the financial sector that are responsible for internal arrangements and whistleblowing culture.
Our Whistleblowing Champions Masterclass runs quarterly, for more information or to book your place, click here:

Why attend?

The training will outline the practicalities and considerations that come with dealing with such a sensitive issue, discussing how organisations develop robust whistleblowing arrangements so that staff feel able to raise concerns

The session covers sexual harassment in the workplace and rights and duties in equality law and when/ why investigating sexual harassment through a whistleblowing process is appropriate.

Who should attend?

The Masterclass is aimed at senior individuals that could include but is not limited to HR, Compliance, Legal and Audit that are responsible for internal arrangements and whistleblowing culture.

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Tailored Training and Consultancy for Organisations

The training session is developed based on your organisations’ specific requirements and delivered at your workplace or online. The session includes interactive exercises and group work.

What does the session typically cover?

  • An overview of the whistleblowing legislation and what it really means in practice
  • Practical guidance on how to develop, maintain and report on whistleblowing arrangements
  • A workshop on handling concerns, investigating concerns and effectively preventing victimisation through case studies

Who should attend?

Usually the sessions are aimed at senior managers, directors and board members.

Please contact our Business Support team via email on call 0203 117 2528 for further details, or to arrange a consultation with our trainers.

Flexible in design, our briefings can be aimed at board level or to raise awareness amongst your staff in promoting an open whistleblowing culture.

Designed to assess staff awareness and confidence, they can provide valuable insight into your organisation’s whistleblowing culture.

Surveys generally contain around 15 questions designed by us in consultation with you. We will host the survey, collate and analyse the results, and provide you a summary report with recommendations for improvement.

We will interview a number of your staff members, managers and those that have used your whistleblowing process.

Each interview is designed to understand staff awareness and confidence, gain insight into what support managers feel they need, and collect feedback from those that have used the process in the past.

Tailored recommendations on how to enhance your policy in line with best practice.

Ideal for training larger teams and complement our face-to-face training.

The e-learning content is designed in consultation with you to be both interactive and informative, and made ready to be added to your internal LMS.

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