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Speaking up

What is speaking up?

It is about speaking up about anything that gets in the way of providing good care.

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

There are over 600 Freedom to Speak Up Guardians in NHS and independent sector organisations, national bodies and elsewhere.

4826 cases raised (1 October to 31 December 2020)

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.

Response to CQC Report

Responding the CQC Report – Protect, respect, connect – decisions about living and dying well during COVID-19 – Dr Henrietta…...

Annual Report 2020

Report praises the work of Freedom to Speak Up Guardians who have continued to support health workers to…...