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.
If judges, the most privileged people in the country, can't speak out, then who can?
District judge Claire Gilham
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 are running at a deficit 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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Protect response to CQC Whorlton Hall report
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published the findings of an independent review into how it dealt with concerns raised in relation to the regulation of Whorlton Hall. Bosses at the (CQC) have been criticised in an independent report by David Noble into why it buried a critical report into Whorlton Hall hospital, a privately-run hospital in County Durham, in 2015. The report sa...
January 23, 2020
Protect statement on Guardian story ‘Staff say hospital bosses misled them in hunt for whistleblower’
A story in today’s Guardian has highlighted how bosses at West Suffolk NHS Hospital demanded fingerprint samples in a bid to identify a whistleblower. The report says that the hospital – which happens to be Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s local hospital – used ‘bullying and intimidatory’ tactics towards doctors to seek out the identity of a whistleblower ...
January 16, 2020
Protect response to National Guardian Office report Speaking up in the NHS in England 2018/19
The National Guardian’s Office has published a report analysis of the data from Freedom to Speak Up Guardians to give a picture of what speaking up looks like in NHS trusts. The report, Speaking up in the NHS in England, reveals over the last year cases of speaking up to guardians have risen by 73 per cent, compared to 2017/18. However, the report also reveals that while low, the num...
January 14, 2020
Our Campaign for a New Whistleblowing Law
We are campaigning for a New Whistleblowing so we all can speak up in confidence when we witness wrongdoing.
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