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Organisations are able to muster the full might of their HR department and legal services to defend the indefensible. Executive colleagues can corral and cover for one another, forever silencing the victim of a non-disclosure agreement and thus locking them in a mental jail in perpetuity, with no recourse to true justice. That is nothing short of abuse, and in my view it should have equal criminal standing with domestic violence. The power that is handed to executives demands great responsibility.
"We need to improve how we deal with whistleblowers and legislation around them. We must insist that regulators which already have access to sanctions deal with these issues robustly."
Where people have discovered things that they think are problematic, there must be robust systems in the United Kingdom, to investigate them properly. I also confirm, because it is important, that if the investigation is not thorough, is not carried through, does not lead to a proper inspection, it must be right for people to draw it to the attention of the public.
Chair & Registered Contact
"If we do not confront the failures of the past, we risk repeating them. Whistleblowers give a voice to the survivors of abuse and allow their stories to be heard."
'We need whistleblowers and we need to treasure them, because they are important witnesses to the truth."
"Too many people are suffering for doing the right thing. I am championing whistleblowing."
Director of Strategy and Policy
'It is essential that Whistleblowers can trust the systems that protect them if we are to reduce crime, corruption and cover-ups. Working with Parliamentarians is a unique opportunity ensuring that the voice of the Whistleblower remains at the heart of everything."
We need focused and specific legislation in place to tackle the issue of the lack of protection surrounding whistleblowers.
We are some way away from a situation in which whistleblowers are adequately protected, and we are still further from the creation of a comprehensive culture in public institutions in which whistleblowing is encouraged.
"Whistleblowers need internal support so they can go and not suffer detriment"
"Far from being respected for their bravery, whistleblowers are frequently made unemployable or impoverished, and many are driven into mental illness."
"Practical and traceable measures should be taken to tackle the issue of poor whistleblower protection in the UK."
"I greatly look forward to supporting this APPG, protection of whistleblowers in our society is paramount."
Rebecca Long Bailey