Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the National Guardian’s Office is working remotely. As we are unable to access the office, we are not able to receive any post at this time.

The best way to get in touch with us is to email enquiries@nationalguardianoffice.org.uk, or phone us on 0191 249 4400.

As we are working remotely, you may hear background noise when you call us, such as children or pets. We’d like to thank you for your understanding during this time.

To ensure your query gets to the right person, we might share the information you give us with colleagues in the office. Please let us know if you don’t want us to do this.

You can also follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for further up dates.

Freedom to Speak Up Guardian Directory

This is the national directory for Freedom to Speak Up Guardians. It includes contact details for Freedom to Speak Up Guardians that have been trained by the National Guardian’s Office and have registered their details with us.

Directory registration and data submissions

Guardians wanting to register on the Freedom to Speak Up Guardian Directory and to submit data should do so via the portal available by clicking the button below.

Please also read the User Guide for further assistance.

Training

Freedom to Speak Up Information Sessions

Due to restrictions resulting from the current pandemic, we are unable to offer Foundation Training at present for people wishing to take on the FTSU guardian role.

As an interim measure, we will be holding two-hour introductory sessions for those newly appointed to a speaking up role. These will cover the basic principles of the role.
Once completed, participants will be included on the Freedom to Speak Up Guardian Directory and able to share speaking up data.
Newly appointed guardians can register to attend by contacting us at enquiries@nationalguardianoffice.org.uk

These sessions do not replace Foundation Training, which should be completed at the earliest opportunity.

We are using this time to develop our training process and material to make training in the future more accessible and broad enough to meet the needs of the expanding network of organisations that are adopting Freedom to Speak Up guardian arrangements.

While we are working on this, we are also offering stepped up support for people wishing to take on the guardian role including access to a range of resources, support calls, and links to local sources of support. We are offering a 1-2-1 introductory call with a member of the team to offer support and guidance. If this is something you would like to arrange please contact enquiries@nationalguardianoffice.org.uk.