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Research shows a Deny, Delay, Defend approach to whistleblowing

Makbool Javaid
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An All Party Parliamentary Group looking at the costs of whistleblowing has found that of 336 whistleblowers surveyed, 77.8% declared that the organisation retaliated against them, 14.2% indicated that organisation was not supportive and just 5.2% said the organisation was generally supportive. The survey found that often organisations adopt a Deny, Delay, Defend approach to whistleblowing. Only in a very small number of cases (7.6%) the wrongdoing or malpractice is acted upon, while in the majority of cases (55.3%) no action is taken. 91.2% indicated that the organisation did not follow the appropriate procedures to manage whistleblowing as directed by Acas.

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