A hotline refers to a telephone line in constant operational readiness, aimed at facilitating instant communication. This is one way of incorporating a whistleblowing platform, however this type of channel poses significant roadblocks in terms of utility for both employees and caseworkers. These may include language barriers, discomfort disclosing essential information, difficulties ensuring anonymity, etc. When selecting a whistleblowing solution it is important to asses the organisation's specific needs in order to select the most useful option(s).