Whistleblowing policy

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 places a legal responsibility on employers to ensure that matters of serious public concern can be addressed.  

The Council is committed to the highest standards of openness, probity and accountability. In line with this commitment we encourage individuals with serious concerns about an activity, to voice those concerns. This also applies to concerns about the actions of employees and Councillors and external organisations in their dealings with us.   

This policy is provided as a reference document to outline how issues can be raised internally, and if necessary, outside the management structure. It documents our assurance that concerns will be seriously considered and appropriate action taken.

Last updated 24 November 2021