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Speaking up

What is speaking up?

It is about speaking up about anything that gets in the way of doing a great job.

Freedom to Speak Up Guardians support workers to speak up when they feel that they are unable to in other ways.

There are nearly 700 Freedom to Speak Up Guardians in the NHS and independent sector organisations, national bodies and elsewhere.

20, 388 cases raised (1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021)

We can all take action to help speaking up business as usual.

If you have completed our E-learning course - Speak Up, Listen Up, Follow Up - you can make a speaking up pledge.

Make a #SpeakUpPledge
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About Us

Freedom To Speak Up

The National Guardian’s Office leads, trains and supports a network of Freedom to Speak Up Guardians in England and provides support and challenge to the healthcare system in England on speaking up.

Weaving Freedom to Speak Up into the fabric of the whole organisation

Kirsty Dickson, Freedom to Speak Up Guardian at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, has worked proactively to integrate speaking up throughout the organisation.

Read more from the winners of the 2021 Freedom to Speak Up Organisation of the Year.

Read our latest case study here

The latest from NGO

Read the latest news, announcements, case studies and blogs from the National Guardian’s Office.

Freedom to Speak Up for social care

The Department for Health and Social Care has published the Adult Social Care Reform White Paper People…...

Northumbria Healthcare wins Freedom to Speak Up Organisation of the Year 2021

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has won the Freedom to Speak Up Organisation of the Year at the…...