Whistleblowing policy
A red whistle

 

The Council has an obligation to maintain and monitor standards of conduct and maintain appropriate arrangements for good governance. Good whistleblowing arrangements reassure employees that they can safely raise concerns and therefore help increase trust and confidence in the organisation.

Caerphilly County Borough Council has signed up to the ‘First 100’ Campaign, developed by the independent whistleblowing charity, Public Concern at Work.  We are therefore one of the ‘First 100’ organisations in the UK to sign up to and work towards compliance with the principles contained in the Whistleblowing Commission’s Code of Practice.

The Council’s Whistleblowing Policy aims to encourage and enable employees to raise concerns about malpractice and provide an avenue to receive feedback on any action taken.

Whistleblowing policy (PDF)

Council employees who have a concern about malpractice can raise the matter with their line manager or one of the following officers: -

  • Lynne Donovan, Acting Head of Human Resources & Organisation Development - 01443 864570
  • Gail Williams, Interim Head of Legal and Monitoring Officer - 01443 863393
  • Nicole Scammell, Acting Director of Corporate Services and Section 151 Officer - 01443 864419

Public Concern at Work is also able to advise employees who may be unsure whether to use the policy or require free, confidential advice.  They can be contacted on 020 7404 6609 or by email at helpline@pcaw.org.uk