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 victimisation, subsequent discrimination, or disadvantage.
What you should report via 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 & 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 etc.)
- 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 the Council’s complaints processes. More details can be found on our customer feedback and complaints page.
We take whistle blowing seriously and are committed to maintaining an honest, fair, and open culture with the highest standards of honesty and accountability.
What happens next
We thoroughly investigate all reports. If you have provided your details you will receive an acknowledgement within five working days and will be given feedback once the investigation is complete.