New whistleblowing course to bolster public sector counter fraud armoury

1st July 2015

CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre in collaboration with Mazars and Public Concern at Work unveil fresh whistleblowing e-learning package. Public sector workers are being encouraged to sign-up for a new whistleblowing e-learning course to help tackle fraud and misconduct at work. The course will set out how to raise and report concerns at work, as well as clear up ‘grey areas’ around processes, complaints and definitions.

The e-learning package is part of a wider education programme initiated by the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre to highlight the importance of having a robust, transparent and supportive whistleblowing policy to help prevent fraud or misconduct at work and to protect employees. The e-learning package has been developed in partnership with one of the Centre’s founding partners, international advisory and accountancy firm Mazars and whistleblowing charity Public Concern at Work (PCaW).

Cathy James, Chief Executive of the whistleblowing charity Public Concern at Work (PCaW), said:

“Too often we hear from whistleblowers that organisations are not listening. The value of making it safe and effective for staff to speak up, listening to them when they do, and ensuring they are protected from retaliation cannot be denied.

“We hope that this e-learning package will encourage a much needed change in culture and would urge organisations to rise to the challenge of achieving the gold standard in whistleblowing practice.”

The e-learning programme is available to purchase from the Counter Fraud Centre area of the CIPFA website from July 14th.

For more information please see our press statement.