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Whistleblowing Policy Review

Meeting: 05/11/2020 - Standards and General Purposes Committee (Item 5)

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Minutes:

The Head of Internal Audit presented the report and updated policy, highlighting the changes that had been made to the policy. Online fraud training would be rolled out to all employees by the end of the year.

In response to member questions, officers advised that in relation to the increase in cases, a further report would be brought back to the March 2021 committee to give details on the reasons for these increases.

The Head of Internal Audit confirmed there was no appeals process, but there are external bodies that the Whistleblowing can contact, if they are dissatisfied with the Councils review. Independent Person Clive Douglas queried whether his own role could be extended to undertake these reviews.

RESOLVED:

The Committee commented upon and approved the revised Whistleblowing policy and commented on the Whistleblowing process.