|Delyth Jenkins in Downing Street (third from right)|
In the wake of the Government's announcement on mandatory reporting of child abuse, high profile whistle-blowers representing all sectors including Social Care, NHS, Banking, Finance, Education and Construction workers gathered in London on Wed. 11th March 2015.
All MP's and Ministers were invited to attend and meet the whistle-blowers to hear why they support Edna's Law and demand accountability.
A letter, along with comprehensive and damning evidence from more than three thousand whistle-blowers was delivered to Downing Street.
Rather late in the day, but there is still time to take part in a consultation on extending the powers of the Public Services Ombudsman.
Currently there are a number of restrictions on what the Ombudsman may do. Only written complaints may be considered, for example, and the Ombudsman may not proactively undertake an investigation. The Ombudsman may also not consider cases which have or may have "the possibility of recourse" to the courts.
In Carmarthenshire and elsewhere in Wales the Ombudsman has sometimes played a key role in helping whistleblowers and victims to get their cases heard, but the restrictions mean that many more cases cannot be touched.
The consultation document can be found here.