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Survey finds too many insurance brokers unaware of new Senior Management & Certification Regime

17th December 2019

Nearly half of brokers surveyed were ‘unaware’ of a newly introduced Senior Management and Certification Regime (SMCR). The new rules,  which come into play this month, have been extended to all insurance intermediaries and solo-regulated firms, just one year after the rules came into effect for insurers. The SCMR legislation was originally introduced in the […]

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Protect advice line opening hours over festive period

9th December 2019

The Protect advice line will have reduced opening hours over the festive period. The service will be closed between 24 December and 27 December (inclusive), and then again on the 1 January 2020. The advice line – 0203 117 2520 – will reopen on 2 January at 9am. Alternatively, you can email us: whistle@protect-advice.org.uk and […]

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Protect bids farewell to Chief Executive Francesca West after 12 years’ dedicated service

6th December 2019

Francesca West is standing down as Chief Executive of whistleblowing charity Protect after 12 years to spend more time with her young family. Joining the charity as an adviser in 2007, she has held posts as Legal Officer, Director of Policy as well as Deputy Chief Executive, before becoming Chief Executive in 2017. Protect Chairman, […]

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Employers should tread with caution before dismissing a person who has raised public interest concerns

28th November 2019

The Supreme Court has ruled a Royal Mail employee was unfairly dismissed for blowing the whistle, not for the alleged poor performance – based on false information – that the company’s HR department suggested was the reason for her dismissal. The landmark judgment extends the scope of whistleblower protection and suggests that employers will need […]

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The Lawyer Conference discusses NDAs

Our legal officer, Elizabeth Gardiner, joined a discussion on Non Disclosure Agreements at The Lawyer’s conference on Managing Risk and Litgation in November. Protect shared the panel with the Solicitor’s Regulatory Authority and lawyers who advise employers concerns about the misuse of NDAs had been brought to light by the #Metoo campaign and the Parliamentary […]

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Protect statement: Shrewsbury & Telford NHS Trust maternity scandal

20th November 2019

Protect Chief Executive Francesca West said, “The leaked report into the maternity failings at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust are deeply upsetting and shocking. Our immediate concerns go out to all the families affected. What is very hard to comprehend is the sheer scale and length of time very serious issues have been able to […]

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Protect attend Impress conference on Public Interest News

19th November 2019

Protect attended the recent annual Impress  2019 conference. The conference looked at the challenges facing the news industry and how the public consumes news, with information flying at them from countless directions and what information can be trusted. Our Business Support Executive Sukhbir Singh attended a panel debate, ‘Who Cares About Public Interest News?’ with […]

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Protect Chief Executive Francesca West on why whistleblowing matters – BBC World News

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Protect at 5th Annual Culture & Conduct Forum for Financial Services

13th November 2019

Protect Chief Executive Francesca West will be leading the panel debate ‘Creating cultures that support speaking up and listening up’  at the 5th Annual Culture and Conduct Forum for the Financial Services Industry,  held on 14 November in central London. The 5th Culture and Conduct conference focuses on exploring the role of ’purpose’ in creating […]

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Remember, remember, 29 November!

12th November 2019

If you attended our panel debate and round table ‘Safeguarding & Whistleblowing in the third sector’  on October 24th – thank you for coming – we hope you agree it was an interesting and insightful morning. We are sending you this reminder that you are still eligible to take part in our third sector Benchmark […]

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