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How is fraud and corruption monitored

The role of Internal Audit in regard to fraud and corruption is three-fold.

Firstly, audit reviews will be conducted with a mind to the fact that fraud is a risk within any system. As such, where possible, random sampling will be sufficient to aid the detection of fraud, should it be occurring. However, the responsibility for the prevention and detection of fraud remains firmly with management.

Secondly, Internal Audit will actively respond to and investigate instances of suspected or actual fraud, corruption or impropriety.

Finally, from its experience of the above, Internal Audit will provide advice and guidance to the Council, as a whole, on issues relevant to the prevention and detection of fraud

We're committed to investigating allegations of fraud, corruption or irregularity. We encourage employees, members of the public and others who suspect such or who have concerns about any aspect of the Council's work to report them.

What should I report?

To report the following examples of fraud, please Contact us:

  • Fraudulent or corrupt activity by employees or any other person representing the Council
  • Illegal behaviour by any representative of the Council
  • Risks to health and safety on Council property
  • Abuse or misuse of Council assets e.g. buildings, vehicles or equipment
  • Waste or uneconomic use of Council resources

Other types of fraud

For Benefit Fraud, please visit our Report benefit fraud page.

For complaints about a Councillor, please see our Code of conduct and complaints about councillors page.

If you have a general complaint, please use our online 'Have Your Say' feedback form.

To find out more

Please refer to our Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy and Whistleblowing Policy for further detailed information.

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