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Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 3 sections
- 1 Whistleblowing
- 2 Whistleblowing Policy
- 3 Follow Up
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.
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.
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.
About this course
Providing employees with the right tools and information when it comes to Whistleblowing is essential for an employer to show that they are equipping their staff to deal with any cause for concerns.
Protect state that 1 in 10 UK workers said that in the last two years they had witnessed some possible form of corruption, wrongdoing or malpractice.
This Whistleblowing Training Course will provide information on what a whistleblower is, the laws surrounding whistleblowers and what constitutes as whistleblowing. Whistleblowing Training is essential for any organisation so that the correct procedures are in place should someone choose to come forward.
There are a number of laws in place to protect Whistleblowers and they were created to support these people if they faced retaliation at work or the threat of dismissal after coming forward. Concerns of wrongdoing within a company can be brought forward both internally and externally. This course will advise employees on what procedures to follow and when you should raise your concerns.
Through this Whistleblowing Training, we'll equip employees with the information of what they should do if they put forward concerns to an internal or external party through 3 easy steps.
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Whistleblowing Training certificate
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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, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
21 real user reviews
Clear, but too many with equality issues
The content was very clear and easy to follow. However the use of examples was a really bad example of gender and racial stereotyping. - White males in technical expert jobs, female temp.
Interesting and well structured
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
Very good straight forward course. Clearly designed to offer a simple effective knowledge of the process.
Everything about the training is good.
The training is very informative.I like the fact that you gives a summary after every training.I liked the questions posed in between the training to test whether you are understanding the consept. The teacher is clear and explains everything very well.The language used is simple to understand.Using of visual examples made it easy also to understand everything.
should be able to re-attempt test
question was not clear and it stated wrong but it wasn't actually maybe look at your wording of the question i would of liked to have a chance of re-test as i clicked wrong but was too late so got 2 wrong when actually i would of got them all right.
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Why is this training important?
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.
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 victimized 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
It’s important that everyone at your organisation understands what Whistleblowing means, what legal protections they have, and what processes are in place for appropriately reporting their concerns.
Employees trained to understand Whistleblowing feel safer, increasing loyalty, and will draw attention to any wrongdoing, helping you act against it sooner. Strong protections and good awareness also increase the likelihood that misconduct can be dealt with internally, minimising the impact on your organisation’s reputation.
This Whistleblowing Training will equip your employees with the knowledge and the confidence to tackle wrongdoing, if it should ever arise, within your organisation.