Wrongdoing at the council

If you believe there is wrongdoing within the public services provided by us, you can report this. We expect anyone who has concerns about any aspect of our work to voice them without fear of consequences.

What you should report through this process -

  • conduct which is a criminal offence or breach of law
  • sexual, physical, or verbal abuse of our customers, employees, or the public
  • dangerous procedures risking the health and safety of our customers, employees or public
  • unauthorised use of public funds
  • suspected fraud or corruption
  • damage to the environment. For example -
    • land
    • buildings
    • highways
    • water
    • air
    • waste
    • energy
    • transport
    • natural habitat
  • unethical or improper conduct
  • failure to follow the council’s policies and procedures

You should not use this process to report dissatisfaction or failures of council service. You should use our complaints process.

We take whistle blowing seriously. We are committed to maintaining an honest, fair, and open culture. We want to have the highest standards of honesty and accountability.

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What happens next

We thoroughly investigate all reports. If you have provided your details, you will receive an acknowledgement within 5 working days. You will be given feedback once the investigation is complete.