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Whistleblowing Masterclass for the Third Sector


Our Third Sector pilot

Earlier this year, we published our Time to Transform report looking into whistleblowing in the Third Sector. It gathered insight from our work with charities and our Third Sector pilot which saw 20 charities complete our Whistleblowing Benchmark through self-assessment.

We are very enthusiastic to continue our work with charities and champion positive change in the sector. We want to assist as many charities as possible with identifying gaps in their whistleblowing arrangements and sharing best practice so that we might transform our sector together.

About the upcoming Masterclass

On the 10 November 10:00am – 12:30pm we are hosting a virtual Whistleblowing Masterclass aimed at those working in the Third Sector.

Taking participants though a highly informative and yet interactive programme, we enable each person to learn from examples and a case study that is specific to the Third Sector.

A part of the training is facilitated using break out sessions, and there will be opportunities to network with each other in the rooms provided so that attendees can share and learn from their fellow participants’ achievements and challenges.

The session is aimed at the Third Sector professionals responsible for setting up or overseeing whistleblowing arrangements in their organisation. Previous delegates include Heads of Internal Audit, HR, Legal as well as those in senior Safeguarding roles.

The session will be facilitated via online platform Zoom by Protect’s Chief Executive Liz Gardiner Legal and Advice Line Adviser Kyran Kanda.

The cost: £195 +VAT per person (£100 +VAT for each additional place from the same organisation).

To book a place, please see the button below or email our Business Support team via


10:00 Registration and Introductions

Please register using the Zoom link emailed to you. If you experience any issues joining the Masterclass, please email us at

10:05 Welcome and setting the scene

  • Introduction to whistleblowing and Protect
  • Definitions
  • Whistleblowing within the Third Sector

10:30 Case study

In these practical exercises participants will be led through a scenario that highlights the challenges of speaking up.

  • Whistleblower’s dilemma
  • Case study (using a recent high profile Charity as an example) and the lessons learnt

11:30 Handling the Whistleblower

An interactive session focusing on the key aspects of handling the whistleblower after the initial contact including potentially difficult issues e.g. confidentiality and feedback. Encourages managers to share their own experiences of handling concerns and utilising internal processes.

  • Encouraging a speak up culture
  • First steps after disclosure
  • Confidentiality and anonymity
  • Employees vs volunteers
  • Gathering information
  • Providing reassurance
  • Feedback to whistleblowers

12:15 Reflections and Q&A


Please use the form below to secure your place instantly. To speak to us first or to find out how we support organisations with achieving best practice, please get in touch with our Business Support team.