Dedicated Whistleblowing Advice Line
What is whistleblowing?
Whistleblowing is when someone reports wrongdoing on the basis that it is in the public interest for the concern to be brought to light. This is usually something they’ve seen at work but not always. The situation or incident that needs reporting might have happened in the past, be happening now, or be something the whistleblower is concerned may happen in the near future (Gov.uk, n.d.).
Contact the Whistleblowing Advice Line if:
- your organisation or another organisation doesn’t have clear safeguarding procedures to follow
- concerns aren’t dealt with properly or may be covered up
- a concern that was raised hasn’t been acted upon
- you’re worried about being treated unfairly.
You can contact the Advice Line about an incident that happened in the past, is happening now, or you believe may happen in the future.
If you think an organisation is putting children at risk, even if you’re not certain, call the Whistleblowing Advice Line to talk through your concerns. You don’t have to share your details, and if you do you can ask for them not to be shared with other agencies.
How to contact the Whistleblowing Advice Line
The Whistleblowing Advice Line is available from 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-6pm at the weekend.
Call 0800 028 0285
> Find out more about the Whistleblowing Advice Line on the NSPCC website