10/09/2018 – We are pleased to congratulate WIN founding member Protect, formerly known as Public Concern at Work (PCaW), on their recent name change.
As the UK’s first whistleblowing charity, Protect’s independent legal advice line has been helping individuals in the UK to raise concerns about wrongdoing, risk or harm since 1993. Protect has supported more than 40,000 people over 25 years. The charity played a key role in campaigning for the Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA), a dedicated whistleblowing law for the UK, and also supports organisations with best practice whistleblowing arrangements.
Protect Chief Executive Francesca West said, “We believe that whistleblowing ultimately protects customers, beneficiaries, staff and the organisation itself. We aim to protect workers’ rights, organisations’ reputations, and wider society, by encouraging safe and responsible whistleblowing.”
She added, “We are hearing great things from stakeholders that our new name Protect and our strapline: Speak up, stop harm really gets to the heart of the issue and highlights the incredible value of whistleblowing.”
Public Concern at Work led the way for 25 years in whistleblowing law and practice and WIN looks forward to 25 more years of great collaboration and progressive work from Protect.
Protect will be undertaking a programme of events as part of their 25th anniversary celebrations throughout October 2018, keep an eye on their website for further information.