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The role of HR in safeguarding and child protection

Following many high-profiles cases, the current focus on safeguarding in the UK is forcing organisations that work or come into contact with children to consider whether their safeguarding provisions for protecting vulnerable groups are fit for purpose. In the June issue of HR Magazine, Leo Martin looks at the role HR can play in getting…

Lessons to be learned

Three views on the Barclays whistleblowing controversy were put forward in the May issue of Governance & Compliance Magazine. Leo Martin joined leading business journalist Dina Medland and Peter Swaby, Policy and Research Director at the ICSA to comment on the issues this case raises. Read the article in full here.   Posted May 2017

Whistleblowing: A whistle-stop tour

Barclays’ chief exec attempted to find the author of anonymous letters, highlighting the importance of whistleblowing policies Following the recent announcement of Barclays’ chief executive Jes Staley’s attempt to track down the author of anonymous letters, whistleblowing charities and law firms have called for companies to offer more protection to workers who flag up internal…

How to cultivate a whistleblowing culture

Leo Martin commented on Ethical Corporation on how companies can encourage their employees to speak out about problems before they turn into crises Forewarned is forearmed – or so the saying goes. While many a battle may have been won by applying this logic, it seems that the world of business is yet to properly…

Barclays whistleblower case sparks calls for more protection

GoodCorporation joined the whistleblowing charities and law firms calling for regulators to ensure that whistleblowers are properly protected. Leo Martin was quoted in The Guardian and Here is the City. “The Barclays whistleblower scandal will be a real test for the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, whose rules on whistleblowing clearly state that…