What is a Freedom to Speak Up guardian and how do I become one?
Freedom to Speak Up guardians provide support for nurses and other clinicians who raise concerns and, in the light of the Letby case, have never been more necessary
All organisations that provide services under the NHS Standard Contract are required to appoint a Freedom to Speak Up guardian .
Guardians are a crucial contact for any member of staff who wants to raise concerns and may be finding it difficult to be heard.
What is a Freedom to Speak Up guardian?
‘Freedom to Speak Up guardians work within their organisation to improve the speaking-up culture and to offer an additional route for workers to be heard,’ says nurse and national guardian for the NHS in England Jayne