Whistleblowing policy

What to do if you have concerns

We are committed to the highest possible standards of openness, probity and accountability. In line with that commitment it encourages employees and others working with us to raise any concerns they may have about any aspect of our work and come forward and voice those concerns.

We recognise that individuals will sometimes want to express their concerns in confidence.

We would rather be made aware of a problem and deal with it than allow it to lie and become worse.

Council employees and others can raise serious concerns within the council without fear of reprisal or victimisation. This is usually preferable to any external route.

This policy applies to all employees, agency workers and contractors working on our premises (for example, cleaners, builders and drivers). It also covers suppliers and those providing services under a contract with us in their own premises.