The British Association of Social Workers, which represents around 11,000 social workers in the UK, offers an advice and representation service to members including whistleblowers.
BASW advises social workers who are considering whistleblowing to act within the organisation’s code of ethics for social workers. The code says
social workers should “challenge the abuse of power for suppression.”
Public Concern At Work, a charity offering advice on whistleblowing, has plenty of practical and legal information on its website about blowing the whistle. It suggest the dos and don’ts of whistleblowing include staying calm, thinking about the risks before you act and not acting like a private detective.
Free advice is available by contacting PCAW on 020 7404 6609.