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A safe place for whistleblowers

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Release Date: 06/08/2019

MapLondon event December 19: speakers discuss data, digital mapping, planning, and citizen engagement show art MapLondon event December 19: speakers discuss data, digital mapping, planning, and citizen engagement

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Damian Nolan (Halton BC) and Jane Hancer (CC2i) explain the problems of administering meds and describe a new collaboration by councils to find a digital solution.

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Councils collaborate to explore digital potential in administration of new Liberty Protection Safeguards show art Councils collaborate to explore digital potential in administration of new Liberty Protection Safeguards

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Jane Hancer (CC2i) and Damian Nolan (Halton BC) describe how a five-council collaboration supported by the LGA and match-funded NHS Digital will deliver via the Social Care Innovation Accelerator

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WM ADASS: immersive data presentation will change health & care commissioning show art WM ADASS: immersive data presentation will change health & care commissioning

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The Bridge - Shropshire Council’s immersive approach to presenting local data - is set to transform council and NHS commissioning

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Kate Hurr, Digital Manager at Cumbria County Council, describes colleagues’ enthusiasm for creating digital services in-house.

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Chief Operating Officer Jane West and transformation lead Susie Faulkner describe a process designed to bring staff and residents along with change.

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Counter Measures No4 - how a trusted member of staff committed a £2.1m fraud and what LB Barnet did next show art Counter Measures No4 - how a trusted member of staff committed a £2.1m fraud and what LB Barnet did next

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Clair Green, Director of Assurance at London Borough of Barnet tells Rachael Tiffen, Director Local Government at CIFAS, about an unprecedented fraud

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Planning across place is key to tackling challenges of ageing populations show art Planning across place is key to tackling challenges of ageing populations

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Andy Begley, Director of Adults, Public Health & Housing at Shropshire and Mark Barrow, Director of Place, explain the Council's ‘whole system’ response to an ageing population.

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Joe Tibbetts talks to Richard Vize a journalist well known in the public sector/delivery of public services space,  Kushi Gujral of Protect the whistleblowers charity and Georgina Charlton of Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Whistleblowing has been around for a long time as people have felt compelled, often at significant personal cost, to report wrongdoing by colleagues at work whether fraud, professional misconduct, bullying or mistreatment of people in care.

As our panel explains, the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 has been a game changer, since it provides legal protection to workers from detrimental treatment or victimisation from their employer if, in the public interest, they blow the whistle on wrongdoing.

Protect runs a legally privileged confidential helpline for people in public and private sectors who want to raise concerns about something happening at work, with the majority of enquiries coming from education, health and social care.

Advances in last few years in getting organisations to take it in board are encouraging - but there is more to be done.