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Whistleblowing

Overview

When you or your employees know or suspect that something is happening in the workplace that places vulnerable adults at risk of harm, speaking up is an important part of safeguarding. Doing so is known as whistleblowing. It can feel intimidating to raise concerns about colleagues or workplace practices, but those working with vulnerable people have a duty of care to do so.

Whistleblowing helps to safeguard people against harm and helps those caring for vulnerable people to do their jobs effectively. Promoting a workplace culture in which whistleblowing is encouraged is also in the best interest of organisations, as it helps them to identify and eliminate risks.

Outline Learning Objectives:

  • Define whistleblowing and its effects within and external to your organisation
  • Choose the proper way of raising a concern (anonymously or openly), taking into account the impact and effect of each
  • Demonstrate understanding of raising a concern internally or externally and reporting malpractice to a relevant regulator or external body

Why should I take this course?

Everyone working with vulnerable people needs to understand how whistleblowing can help to protect those people from harm, while ensuring organisations run safely and effectively. This course will help employers and employees understand how important whistleblowing is to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults against harm.