‘Integrity at Work represents a clear pathway for ActionAid Ireland to engage staff, board, partners and supporters in building an organisational culture that actively encourages speaking up and speaking out against any wrongdoing. As a member of IAW we are part of a network of like-minded organisations. We have the chance to learn from others’ experience and it helps us keep those values to the forefront in our ways of working.’
Siobhán McGee, Chief Executive Officer, ActionAid
The Integrity at Work (IAW) programme is designed for organisations of all sizes and from all sectors. Our members include government departments, public sector bodies, charities, regulators and companies.
IAW members receive a tailored package of support that includes:
- Expert training and guidance for senior staff and board members on the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 and how to foster supportive environments for receiving and dealing with disclosures
- Free specialist advice for staff from the Speak Up Helpline and the Transparency Legal Advice Centre, complementing internal systems
- Exclusive access to TI Ireland resources, including the IAW Self-Assessment Framework (SAF), which enables members to evaluate existing whistleblowing/protected disclosure policies and systems against best practice standards
- Places at peer-to-peer learning forums, workshops and the annual IAW conference
- Access to the IAW Case Review service that allows workers to report any difficulties experienced in making a protected disclosure, helping to improve reporting and compliance systems
- A quarterly IAW newsletter providing information on developments around whistleblowing/protected disclosures, anti-corruption and ethics
- An annual review of programme participation, including recommendations and Speak Up Helpline statistics
- Use of the IAW Member logo on relevant publications and webpages.
Our legal, anti-corruption and ethics experts can offer additional guidance on reviewing protected disclosure policies and procedures and/or anti-corruption and ethics frameworks.
Training on anti-corruption, responsible lobbying and ethics is also available. We will carry out a Training Needs Analysis and can develop a curriculum tailored to your requirements. Courses are delivered by leading experts on whistleblowing and corruption from Ireland and overseas.
- Nurture a culture of openness and accountability in the workplace and build trust with staff, contractors and external stakeholders.
- Provide reassurance for staff that they can access free specialist advice before, during and/or after raising a concern.
- Manage the risk of fraud, misappropriation of funds and other forms of wrongdoing.
- Demonstrate commitment to complying with legislation and international standards.
- Reduce the risk of adverse publicity and litigation.