As professional care workers, we have a duty of care to protect our clients and each other from harm, bullying, acts of malpractice such as abuse and negligence.
Witnessing such acts is shocking, and you might be worried about whether you should report your concerns. We want to give our members and our colleagues the confidence to speak up and report any incidences of perceived wrongdoing.
Protect, the whistle-blowing charity, is the leading authority in the field. They aim to protect society by encouraging workplace whistle-blowing, they
- advise individuals with whistle-blowing dilemmas at work
- support organisations with their whistle-blowing arrangements
- inform public policy and seek legislative change
If you witness any incidents whilst at work, or have any concerns that you feel need reporting, you can contact Protect in complete confidence and in the knowledge you will be listened to.
Their advice line is on 0203 117 2520, or visit their website at protect-advice.org.uk.