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Covered in this course
The Whistleblowing Training course is broken down into 3 sections.
Whistleblowing is all about calling attention to wrongdoing. Think about a referee in a football match blowing the whistle on foul play or a Victorian policeman blowing a whistle to bring attention to criminal activity.
This section will cover what whistleblowing is and what the law is surrounding it.
2) Whistleblowing Policy
Many organisations have a Whistleblowing Policy. Having a policy means that everyone understands the rules and knows what’s expected of them. It establishes a fair process which is followed by everyone. If your organisation has one, make sure you read and understand it.
This section will cover Whistleblowing Policies and how to raise concerns regarding Whistleblowing.
3) Follow Up
Once you’ve made a disclosure and it’s not been made anonymously, you may receive acknowledgement of your disclosure. This depends on your organisation’s procedure or policy.
In this final section, we look at following up after you have raised a concern and how employers should handle and store disclosure records.
Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Whistleblowing Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.
As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your Whistleblowing Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, completion date, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Real user reviews
Based on 13 real user reviews.
clear and easy to understand contents, visual aids are very good.
A good, comprehensive summary. Enjoyed and learned.
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I have learned very important stuff which will help me in future at work place.
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It was very useful and clear information.
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The training met the basic need to raise awareness of whistleblowing and demonstrate it's importance. It however lacks any nuance and despite giving positive examples it does not help the trainee learn to deal with real world situations. It also fails to re-assure the trainee that whistleblowing is safe, as it does not go in detail over the protections that exist and how those protections work in practice. The training is also very basic and the questions raised at the end and throughout are not at all challenging. As a result the training does not facilitate critical thinking and reflection. I suspect it would not be useful to anyone but those who have zero awareness of whistleblowing.
Legislation relating to Whistleblowing
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.
The Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA) 1998 is derived from Part IV of the Employment Rights Act 1996. It aims to protect employees while making disclosures in the public interest. These disclosures include evidence of illegal activity or damage to the environment. Furthermore, it aims to protect these individuals should they be victimised for disclosing this information, this legislation could aid them in claiming compensation.
For an employee to qualify from the protection of this legislation, they must make a "protected disclosure" to the employer, prescribed person, legal adviser or an otherwise appropriate person.
A qualifying disclosure is any declaration of information which shows one or more of the following:
- dangers of health and safety
- risk or damage to the environment
- unlawful activities or criminal acts in an organisation e.g. fraud
- miscarriages of justice
- failure to comply with legal obligations e.g. organisations not having the right insurance
- the belief that someone is covering up wrongdoing