The Council recognises that certain cases will have to proceed on a confidential basis. You may be interested in our Anti-Fraud and Corruption Strategy. You can find this available for download at the bottom of this page.
The Council will do its utmost to prevent, detect and stop fraudulent activity in the delivery of Council services by Council employees.
How to raise a concern
Please contact the Monitoring Officer.
Concerns should be raised in writing. Please detail...
The earlier you express the concern the easier it is to take action
Although you are not expected to prove beyond doubt the truth of an allegation, you will need to demonstrate to the Monitoring Officer that there are reasonable grounds for your concern.
How the Council will take action
Where appropriate, the matters raised may:
In order to protect individuals and those accused of misdeeds or possible malpractice, initial enquires will be made to decide whether an investigation is appropriate and, if so, what form it should take. The overriding principle, which the Council will have in mind, is public interest.
If urgent action is required this will be taken before any investigation is conducted.
The Council accepts that you need to be assured that the matter has been properly addressed. Thus, subject to legal constraints, we will inform you of the outcome of any investigation