The Charity Commission has recently updated its guidance for workers and volunteers on reporting serious wrongdoing. It provides useful information on how the Charity Commission can help, what can be reported, how and when you can be protected from unfair treatment at work in a whistleblowing scenario and how to get independent advice.
The Commission has also recently launched a whistleblowers advice line. It's operated by the specialist whistleblowing charity Protect which provides confidential advice to callers and can help explain:
- What types of wrongdoing you can report;
- Your legal rights;
- Next steps if you decide to report something.
The guidance mentioned above applies to England and Wales only. There is a different process if you want to report serious incidents:
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Callers to this advice line will receive confidential advice to help them decide what to do about raising a serious concern about their charity, including whether and how to raise their concerns with us. Created by us (with funding from Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) but – crucially - operated independently by the specialist whistleblowing charity Protect, it’s part of our commitment to improving the confidence of individuals when facing what can otherwise be an isolating and difficult decision about speaking up.