1. Latest News
  2. Submit Press Release
  1. PR Home
  2. Latest News
  3. Feeds
  4. Alerts
  5. Submit Free Press Release
  6. Journalist Account
  7. PRNewswire Distribution
The Whistler Logo

The Whistler launches in the UK


 
PRLog - Mar. 10, 2014 - LONDON, U.K. -- The Whistler, an umbrella group of organisations who provide support for whistleblowers, has announced its UK launch on 20 March 2014, 6pm at City University London.

The Whistler is a fellowship alliance that brings together Compassion in Care, Cure the NHS, the Courage Foundation and the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) with the intention of protecting all whistleblowers regardless of race, religion or politics.

Eileen Chubb, director of Compassion in Care and Gavin MacFadyen director of the CIJ, formed the Whistler when they recognised the need to change the law, to protect Whistlebowers from retribution, abuse and gagging and to encourage others to come forward.

The Whistler supports all whistleblowers with psychological, legal and practical help and protection.

Eileen and Gavin were the founders of Whistleblowers UK, which they formed in 2012. However, fundamental differences emerged amongst members of the group. Eileen and Gavin believed that the integrity and independence of whistleblowers is more important than anything else.

To allow them to continue to provide practical help and protection to those who are considering whistleblowing, they've redefined themselves and formed a new organisation, The Whistler.

Eileen, who is one of the Bupa 7 care assistants who blew the whistle on elderly patient abuse, explained why she thought the alliance is so important:

“We are a union of those who have suffered the consequences of silence.

“We need to give a voice to the victims. We need to protect the protectors. When whistleblowers are ignored and when silence prevails, so many people suffer, even die.”

“We stand with the whistleblowers, whatever they need, wherever they work, wherever they are.”

Julie Bailey, Delyth Jenkins and Ian Perkin will join Eileen Chubb and Gavin MacFadyen. They will be in London to support the cause and will be available to take questions at the launch.

As recognition of solidarity with whistlers from around the world, the fellowship had its international launch (http://www.thewhistler.org/videos-whistleblower-interviews) in February.

We are inviting the press and members of the public to attend this event. Please RSVP to Magdalena Gawlicka at magdalena@tcij.org or book your places online via this form here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18Oddjk42uKjQiWSfrnkYJbB8...).

Here is a link to our website: http://www.thewhistler.org/

Notes for Editors:

Contact:

Magdalena Gawlicka 07702 052 321; magdalena@tcij.org

Gavin MacFadyen 07740 304 570; gavin@tcij.org

Julie Bailey helped to uncover the failings of a local Mid Staffordshire NHS foundation trust. After her mother’s death in 2007, she formed a campaigning group Cure the NHS to expose the negligence at Mid Staff. It has now extended its reach to other hospitals as well.

Delyth Jenkins was an administrator at Johnstown Centre in Carmarthen for 16 years before she experienced harassment from managers for blowing the whistle on the abuse of users of the day centre for adults with learning disabilities. She resigned in 2010 and began a tribunal process.

Ian Perkin was a director of finance at St George’s Hospital before he was dismissed in 2002 for blowing a whistle on operation cancellation figures that had been falsified to meet NHS standards.

Contact
Magdalena Gawlicka
***@tcij.org

--- End ---

Click to Share

Contact Email:
***@tcij.org Email Verified
Source:The Whistler
Location:London - London - United Kingdom
Industry:Media, Non-profit
Tags:launch, whistleblowers, charity, UK, new organisation
Shortcut:prlog.org/12293358
Verified Account Email Address
Verified Account Phone Number

Disclaimer:   Issuers of the press releases are solely responsible for the content of their press releases. PRLog can't be held liable for the content posted by others.   Report Abuse

Latest Press Releases By “

More...

Trending News...



  1. SiteMap
  2. Privacy Policy
  3. Terms of Service
  4. Copyright Notice
  5. About
  6. Advertise
Like PRLog?
9K2K1K
Click to Share