Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board

Whistleblowing Advice Helpline

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 | Ali Spalding

The NSPCC launched a Whistleblowing Advice Helpline on Saturday 13 February 2016. This was developed to provide support to employees wishing to raise concerns over how child protection issues are being handled in their own or other organisations.

The NSPCC Whistleblowing Advice Line can be reached on 0800 028 0285.

The Home Office and Department for Education commissioned the NSPCC to manage the advice line after a firm commitment to do so was made by the Government in its Tackling CSE report in March 2015.

The advice line is NOT intended to replace any current practices or responsibilities of organisations working with children. The helpline advisers would encourage professionals to raise any concerns about a child to their own employer in the first instance. However, the advice line offers an alternative route if whistleblowing internally is difficult, or professionals have concerns around how matters are being handled.

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