Whistle blowing encourages and enables you to raise serious concerns within the Council rather than overlooking a problem or blowing the whistle outside.
As someone who works for the Council, you are often the first to realise that there may be something seriously wrong. However, you may not express your concerns because you feel that speaking up would be disloyal to your colleagues and/or to the Council.
This policy makes it clear that you can raise a matter of concern without fear of victimisation, subsequent discrimination or disadvantage.
It is in the interest for all concerned that disclosure of wrongdoing or irregularity is dealt with properly, quickly and discreetly. This includes the interests of the Council, its employees, any persons who are subject of any disclosure, as well of the person making the disclosure. Ultimately resulting in improving services to members of the public.
- Improves Services and efficiency
- Potential Cost Savings
- Benefits ALL employees of the Council
- Contractors working for the Council on Council premises, for example agency staff, builders or drivers
- Any suppliers and those providing services under a contract with the Council in their own premises
- Self-Employed workers
- This can be provided from as little as £1500 per annum