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Protect aims to make whistleblowing work for individuals, organisations and society.

Every year, we support around 3,000 whistleblowers who call our Advice Line. In addition, we work with organisations on improving their speak up arrangements and campaign for better legal protection of whistleblowers.

What we do

Confidential advice for individuals

If you’ve seen, heard or suspect wrongdoing in your workplace, or know of a serious risk or accident ‘waiting to happen’- we can help.

Training & consultancy for organisations

Working with Protect means your organisation is leading the way in good whistleblowing arrangements. Protect offers your staff a real alternative to silence, by giving them the confidence to speak up to stop harm.

Law & Policy

Protect has over 25 years experience of campaigning for better legal protection and better public policy towards whistleblowers (see our case study page for more information on whistleblowing) and the public interest concerns they are raising.

How you can help

We receive no government funding and need your support to reach out to more workers and ensure they are empowered to speak up to protect us all.

Our Work

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News

Protect to host webinar with Azeem Rafiq

On 23 June, 10.00-11.00 BST Protect are hosting a Zoom webinar to mark World Whistleblowers Day, ‘Changing the World - one Whistleblower at a time.' It will celebrate the contribution that whistleblowers make to society as well as highlighting the great personal cost they often face for speaking up.  Attendees will learn about whistleblowers personal ... Read more

Sue Gray Full Report Published – Protect Statement

Protect Statement on Sue Gray Report out today: new reporting lines necessary but not sufficient to change the culture to one that welcomes speaking up.  The Sue Gray report, released in its full unedited form, exposes the poor state of whistleblowing in central Government with the consequences of over 80 people fined for lock down ... Read more

Appeal Court case threatens workers ability to speak up against injustice – Kong v Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd – Protect Press Release

Court of Appeal to determine whether you can dismiss a whistleblower for the way they behave rather than the fact that they’ve blown the whistle [CA-2021-001961 Kong v Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd] This week on Thursday 26 May 2022 the Court of Appeal will hear a test case on whistleblowing law, in which whistleblowing ... Read more

We believe whistleblowers deserve better

We’re campaigning for a new Whistleblowing Bill so we all can speak up in confidence when we witness wrongdoing.

Our most recent blogs

Interview: How do we fix speak up in the NHS? With Georgina Charlton

After the shocking findings of the Ockenden Review into the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust about the state of maternity services, many have questioned the merits of the whistleblowing system in the NHS and demanded change to improve patient safety and workplace conditions. For World Whistleblowers’ Day, our CEO Liz Gardiner interviewed Georgina Charlton, a ... Read more

Advice Line Update – Which sectors do whistleblowers contact us from?

Protect’s Advice Line is a unique support to whistleblowers across the country, providing confidential legal advice, and practical guidance for free to those in need.    We receive calls from whistleblowers across the entire economy. However, we seem to receive a particularly high number of calls from whistleblowers working in the education, care, health, financial services, ... Read more

Interview: Blowing the whistle on racism, with Azeem Rafiq

In 2020, former professional cricketer, Azeem Rafiq blew the whistle on shocking institutional racism at Yorkshire County Cricket Club. He spoke with our CEO Liz Gardiner at Protect’s webinar for World Whistleblower Day 2022 about his experience of speaking up, the struggles he faced, the successes he achieved and what changes he wants to see ... Read more

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