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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.

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    News Round-Up 22 November

    Your monthly whistleblowing news update. This month: McDonald’s faces up to two sex abuse claims a week, employment tribunal rules on parliamentary privilege challenge in foreign office whistle-blowing case and following Lucy Letby, 71% of doctors say whistleblowing damages careers.

    Parliamentary Privilege creates a barrier to civil service whistleblowers

    Josie Stewart, Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) whistleblower, who is bringing a claim that she was unfairly dismissed because she blew the whistle can’t rely on parts of her evidence because of Parliamentary Privilege.

    UK introduces first anti-SLAPP law

    As a member of the UK Anti-SLAPP Coalition we have been closely following the progress of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act (ECB2) through Parliament. Now passed into law this is the first anti-SLAPP provision in UK law. While this is definitely a step in the right direction, there’s still much more that could and … 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

    Does being on the autistic spectrum make you more likely to be the next whistleblower?

    When it comes to calling out wrongdoing in the workplace, could it be that some people are more likely to speak up than others? At Protect, a notable number of callers to our Advice Line identify as being neurodivergent and/or on the autistic spectrum. While this observation doesn’t prove a link, we think this warrants exploration.

    Anti-SLAPPs and the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act: What’s next?

    Protect welcomes the introduction of the first anti-SLAPPs legislation in the UK, but is clear this doesn’t go far enough and there needs to be a dedicated law. SLAPPs continue to threaten the right to speak out and speak up, are a significant threat to democracy and place whistleblowers in a vulnerable position.

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    Failure to Prevent Fraud Offence

    Following a change in the law large organisations are now criminally liable if they benefit from fraud committed by a member of staff. It aims to discourage large organisations from turning a blind eye to fraud and to hold companies to account if they profit as a result. Protect hopes the new offence will help protect victims and reduce economic crime by driving culture change towards better internal fraud prevention procedures.

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