You can make referrals by completing the:
Whistle Blower Referral Form
Or by calling the
24-hour Whistle blowing Hotline answerphone
Tel: (01482) 394123
Internal audit manager
Tel: (01482) 394105
Tel: (01482) 394107
Or to contact the council’s External Auditor
Partner - Public Services
Tel: (0113) 394 5315
Referrals can always be made anonymously but the effectiveness of any investigation is helped by the provision of as much information as possible about the matter concerned.
Try and include the following facts as a minimum - who, what, where, when and how?
All appropriate measures are taken to protect both its clients, including children and vulnerable people and public funds and to reduce the risk of an irregularity occurring from either internal or external sources.
An irregularity of any description, when detected, will be investigated and appropriate action taken which may include prosecution, disciplinary and recovery action.
The whistle-blowing Policy document below sets out the details of the council's procedures for dealing with concerns that are raised, together with how you can raise your concerns.
If you have concerns please do not try to investigate them yourself as this may adversely impact on our ability to undertake an effective investigation of the issues raised. Simply report it giving as many facts about the issue as you can.
The Whistle Blowing Policy (pdf 534kb)