The council has an internal audit team whose responsibilities include producing an annual report about our governance, risk management and control arrangements. Internal Audit also have a responsibility to undertake fraud investigations within the council and responds to whistleblowing from employees and the public. The Fraud Response Plan and Procedures sets out the procedures that Internal Audit will follow where fraud is identified or suspected.
We deal, on a confidential basis, with any allegation of material fraud or malpractice brought to our attention by any contractor, supplier, organisation, or by the public. The Fraud Whistleblowing for Third Parties sets out how such matters can be reported.