The council also has a whistle blowing policy areas of serious concern, such as:
- Breach of the law or committing an offence
- Unauthorised or misappropriation of public funds
- Suspected fraudulent activities
- Approaches of bribery
- Physical or sexual abuse of clients
You can of course raise any matter anonymously, but if you do not tell us who you are it will be much more difficult for us to look into the matter. It means we will not be able to clarify our understanding of the issues raised, or able to protect your position, or to let you know the outcome. We also will not be able to provide you with the same support and assurances.
You do not need to have firm evidence before raising a concern, but we do need as much information as possible. The earlier you raise a concern the easier it is to resolve it.
The council’s Whistleblowing Policy sets out your rights as a whistleblower, and how the council will deal with concerns that are raised. Please visit Policy hub to see the full whistleblowing policy or again, you can contact the Internal Audit team or any of the following:
It is your responsibility to report any concerns you have; if in doubt, report it.