WHISTLEBLOWING IN SMALL ORGANISATIONS
Creating a healthy whistlelowing culture in smaller organisations
Whistleblowing is an essential risk and compliance tool in an organisation of any size, helping to prevent wrongdoing, reputational damage and protect staff and society.
We recommend our Whistleblowing Scanner assessment tool to organisations with a staff count between 50-250. However, we recognise that not all organisations are the same and that the staff count might not be representative of the complexities your industry might face in terms of risk management. If you wish to assess your organisation’s whistleblowing set up using the Whistleblowing Scanner, please click here to learn more and to purchase.
Many smaller organisations benefit from regular Masterclasses on the topics such as Handling a Whistleblowing Concern, Investigating a Whistleblowing Concern and Preventing Whistleblower Victimisation, amongst others. These interactive sessions are perfect for delegates seeking to better understand whistleblowing practice, the legal framework and how to implement effective arrangements. To find out more and to book, click here.
Other helpful resources and advice
Our publication “Preventing Whistleblowing Victimisation: A practical guide for employers” sets out insightful advice for employers of all sizes and across all sectors on how to prevent retaliation against whistleblowers in their organisations. Developed through meetings with a roundtable of employers from across different sectors, it is packed with tried and tested ideas about innovative practice. Please get in touch with our Business Support team to receive a small organisation discount.
“Time to Transform”, a report informed by our Third Sector pilot has plenty of useful information for charities of all sizes striving for the best practice in whistleblowing.
If operating in the EU, organisations have a legal obligation to provide minimum standards of protection for whistleblowers, as set out by the EU Whistleblowing Directive. Learn more about the Directive and how it might impact your organisation and find answers to the most frequently asked questions here.