It was great to see so many of our supporters – stakeholders, organisations we work with, parliamentarians, legal friends, former staff, trustees, and of course, whistleblowers – at our 25th anniversary reception at the House of Commons, kindly hosted by Lord Shinkwin.
Lord Shinkwin shared with the room his own moving experience of whistleblowing whilst working in the charity sector, and the invaluable support he received from Protect, when we were known as Public Concern at Work.
Protect Chief Executive Francesca West thanked everyone for coming, and pointed out just how vital the work of Protect is for so many. She explained nobody wakes up saying ‘today I’m going to whistleblow’ and that whistleblowing is an unknown entity for most, until faced with a public interest concern directly.
Since 1993, Protect has supported 40,000 cases, and we hope to support many more over the next 25 years