Whistleblowing

Course at a glance

  • 15 mins
  • English

Introduction

Everything you need to know about blowing the whistle on workplace wrongdoing. 

About the course

The term whistleblower is used to describe someone who exposes dangerous or illegal activity in a public or private organisation. It is an incredibly valuable activity because it informs those who need to know about health and safety risks, potential environmental problems, fraud, corruption, deficiencies in the care of vulnerable people, and cover-ups. It is essential that employees have trust in the system, so they can act with confidence, knowing that concerns will be taken seriously. 

By the end of this course, you’ll know everything you need to know about the whistleblowing process. 

Topics Covered

  • Why blow the whistle?
  • Barriers to blowing the whistle
  • Who is protected?
  • Complaint or Blowing the Whistle?
  • Speak out or say nothing?
  • Raising a concern
  • Who to tell?
  • What your employer or a prescribed person will do
  • If you’re treated unfairly
  • Where to get support 

Who is it For?

Anyone interested in the whistleblowing process. 

Course Format

The interactive course includes animated explainer videos, characterful voice-over and easy to read slides. At the end of the course, you’ll find a short quiz. It’s designed to help you understand the key insights and takeaways from the topic.