One of our corporate values is being Honest and Open. This means we are committed to providing high quality services and promoting the highest standards of openness, probity and accountability. ‘Whistleblowing’ is when someone raises a concern about a possible fraud, crime, danger or other serious risk that could threaten colleagues, members of the public, Councillors or the Council’s own reputation, i.e. there is a public interest aspect to it. Employees and others who have such concerns should be able to raise these concerns without fear of victimisation, discrimination or disadvantage.
This policy and procedure is intended to ensure that a suspicion of wrongdoing can be raised without fear of reprisals and provide information about how the Council will respond. Download our Whistleblowing Policy and Procedure (PDF, 362KB)