CASES FROM THE EDUCATION SECTOR CONTINUE TO RISE
We experienced a steep rise in calls from the education sector from 112 in the first half of 2012 to 199 in the first half of 2013 - an 80% increase. We will be conducting an analysis of our cases to identify what the major concerns are in this sector and why more workers are seeking advice on how to raise concerns.
We have identified a number of cases where the lack of clarity in the education sector is causing practical problems for whistleblowers. As we have also experienced an increased demand on our advice line from this sector, we undertook a statistical review of our cases and a detailed review of our most recent 100 cases. This short paper provides a breakdown of these results.
CITIZENSHIP - A WORKSHOP ON WHISTLEBLOWING
Recognising that it is important to raise awareness of this subject amongst young people, we developed teaching materials for a workshop on whistleblowing, which we successfully launched in schools in 2007. By reference to various situations, students are encouraged to discuss:
- The issue of speaking out when the interests of other people are at risk;
- the reasons why people might choose not to speak up; and
our responsibilities towards one another in all areas of life.
- The current release of materials is for Key Stage 3.
You can download these teaching materials for a workshop on whistleblowing for free, just fill in the details below and you will receive an email with the materials. We will only use this information to seek feedback, tell you about revised materials and about other relevant information about our work. We will not share this information with any third party.