Whistleblowing Policy - arrangements for the public

We are committed to the highest possible standards of openness, honesty, integrity and accountability.

As part of this commitment we are keen that activity which falls below these standards is reported to us so we can deal with it promptly. We acknowledge that members of the public are often the first to realise that there may be something seriously wrong regarding the activities of the Council or the Council is suffering detriment in some form. 

Usually these concerns are easily resolved. But when they are about unlawful conduct, financial malpractice or dangers to the public, including Council service recipients, or the environment, it can be difficult to know what to do.

We have introduced this Whistleblowing Policy, specifically to enable you as a member of the public, to raise your concerns about suspected malpractice at an early stage and in the right way. If something is troubling you, which you think we should know about or look into, please use this policy. Don't ignore the concern.

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