In 2013 the Whistleblowing Commission recommended the introduction of a statutory Code of Practice for whistleblowing arrangements to assist employers, workers and their representatives in addressing whistleblowing concerns. This Code could be taken into account by courts when considering whistleblowing issues, and by regulators when assessing the effectiveness of the whistleblowing arrangements of those that they regulate.

In March 2014 Public Concern at Work launched the First 100 Campaign and began appealing to organisations across all sectors to sign up to the principles of the Code and to be one of the first 100 signatories. Since then we have engaged the support of more than 40 organisations who have agreed to abide by the Code's principles and to work towards compliance with it. These organisations include private sector employers from a wide variety of industries, public sector employers such as local authorities and health boards, charities and regulators.

We are very pleased to champion the organisations who are leading the way in good whistleblowing practice. Those who empower staff to speak up about wrongdoing, and listen to them when they do, promote healthy working practices and protect the public interest. We hope that seeing how the Code of Practice has assisted these organisations will encourage the Government to produce a statutory Code of Practice to improve the effectiveness of whistleblowing arrangements for all.

If you would like more information about the campaign or are interested in becoming a signatory please contact Kushi Gujral on or 0203 117 2520. Please note that becoming a signatory does not necessarily mean that you are already complying with the Code in its entirety, rather it signifies your commitment to strive towards best practice over time.

For further details see our Press Release.


Aberlour Child Care Trust
Aliaxis UK
Aspen Healthcare
Audit Scotland
Bernard Matthews
Big Lottery Fund
Birmingham Airport
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Caerphilly County Borough Council
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Chelmsford City Council
Civil Aviation Authority
Expect Ltd
General Dental Council
Health and Social Care Information Centre
Hammersmith and Fulham Council
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
Humberside Police
Huntingdonshire District Council
Kent County Council
Leeds City Council

Leonard Cheshire Disability
Medicx Pharmacy
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Milton Keynes Council
Milton Keynes Service Partnership
National Library of Scotland
Network Rail
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council
Northern Ireland Audit Office
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Paragon Bank
Portsmouth City Council
The Printing Charity
Royal Bank of Scotland
Rethink Mental Illness
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Shawbrook Bank
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Transport for Greater Manchester
Warrington Borough Council
Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust
Virgin Money
Yorkshire Building Society