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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.

4915 cases raised (1 January 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.

A toxic culture confronted

A worker spoke up about a bullying and harassment culture in a department which had become culturally toxic.

The guardian stood by me from the moment it was brought to her attention,” said the worker.

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.

Dr Henrietta Hughes announces she will be stepping down

Dr Henrietta Hughes OBE has announced that she will be standing down as National Guardian for the NHS,…...

Freedom to Speak Up Guardian recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Bernadette Rochford, Freedom to Speak Up Guardian for Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded the MBE…...