The whistleblowing charity Protect has been recognised as an accredited CPD (Continued Professional Development) provider for four of its instructor-led training courses. 

The charity’s three core training courses: Whistleblowing Essentials, Investigating a Whistleblowing Concern and Preventing Whistleblower Victimisation, plus Financial Services Whistleblower’s Champion have all been awarded “Continuing Professional Development” accreditation. CPD certification certifies that both the content and structure of the sessions have been independently assessed and approved for continuing personal and professional development purposes.  

Being a CPD Member and having our training accredited demonstrates our commitment to develop our training, and ensures we are independently assessed by an expert, external body. Each course’s material is thoroughly checked against the CPD Accreditation Service’s high standards. This is a great endorsement of the quality of Protect’s training and our ongoing commitment to excellence across the board. 

Established in 1996, The CPD Certification Service is the world’s leading and largest independent CPD accreditation organisation working across all industry sectors with more than 25,000 CPD providers, courses, and events globally in over 100 countries. 

With this quality of stamp of approval delegates to Protect’s training courses can attend training confident that they can develop and demonstrate their continuing professional development enhancing their understanding and knowledge to help them make better decisions when receiving, handling and investigating whistleblowing concerns. 

Although best known for its sector-leading legal advice line providing individuals with free practical and support if they are unsure whether or how to raise public interest concerns at work, from the outset Protect was set up to promote ethical standards of conduct in workplaces. As part of this the charity provides employers across all sectors with consultancy and training and independent auditing of their whistleblowing arrangements. 

Jon Cunningham, Protect’s Business Development Director said, 

“We are proud and honoured to be recognised with this mark of quality for our training, and it’s a testament to the work of our team and the consistently high feedback we receive from training delegates.  

Organisations cannot afford to get whistleblowing wrong. Whistleblowers are the front-line alarm system of any well-functioning organisation and all businesses need good whistleblowing procedures and policies as they help to the business operate more effectively and root out wrongdoing at every level.  

No one wants to be the subject of the next high-profile scandal – from the Countess of Chester Hospital and the crimes of Lucy Letby, to the Horizon scandal staining the reputations of Fujitsu and the Post Office. Getting your whistleblowing arrangements right from the start can make all the difference in managing risk and promoting a positive and thriving workplace culture.”