Neglect whistleblowing at your own peril - how to get the most from staff who care enough to raise a concern.
We are regularly reminded of the tragic consequences when workers fail to speak out about wrongdoing. Too often when they do, they are rewarded with an early end to their career. Mid Staffs was an avoidable watershed in England where government, regulators and employers learned the hard way when whistleblowing did not work.
Workers in Wales must be able to report concerns in a safe and supportive environment and public bodies must raise their game for when the whistle is blown. Wales’ reputation is at risk if we can’t be confident the right response is given when the time comes.
Walking away from this seminar, delegates shared and learnt different approaches to handling whistleblowing effectively in their own organisations, what it feels like from a whistleblower’s perspective, and where to find tools and resources to help make the most of this valuable intelligence.
Who the event was aimed at
This seminar was aimed at public and third sector staff in the following roles:
- Cabinet Members/Non-Executives with Governance portfolio
- Directors of Human Resources
- Corporate Directors
- Clinical Executives
- What is whistleblowing and why does it matter? [PDF 1.4MB Opens in new window] - Cathy James, Public Concern at Work
- A managers perspective to whistleblowing [PDF 456KB Opens in new window] - Ian Hughes, Wales Audit Office
- How confident are you that your organisation would do the right thing when an employee wants to blow the whistle? - Neil Gray, Northern Ireland Audit Office and Duncan Warmington, The European Institute for Combatting Corruption and Fraud (TEICCAF)