More charity workers are blowing the whistle
12th February 2018
- Public Concern at Work has seen a 44% rise from whistleblowers needing advice in the charitable sector.
- Workers are speaking up about many different dangerous practices with fraudulent transactions, incorrect reporting and conduct of staff being the most common concerns.
- PCaW calls on government to require organisations to have effective whistleblowing arrangements
Francesca West, Chief Executive, stated: “We have seen a big increase of workers needing support and advice on how to speak up in the charitable sector. We know many employers do not take the steps needed to create the right culture for staff to raise concerns about dangerous activities, and often think a policy and a hotline is enough. We need to see stronger guidance from government and the Charity Commission if we want this sector to be safe.”