Glasgow City Council

Whistleblowing

We have a duty to make sure public funds are properly used and protected, for everyone's benefit. We are committed to preventing people committing fraud and becoming involved in corruption and bribery. We are also committed to making sure we have the right controls in place to prevent these acts from happening at all. Given the potentially high cost of fraud to you, we would encourage you to let us know if you detect or suspect someone is involved in this activity.

How do I let you know?

Our Whistleblowing facility is a method for both employees and members of the public to report any apparent fraud or irregularity which they believe is going on. Wherever possible, the anonymity of whistleblowers will be respected and protected. For further information on the purpose of the facility and how allegations will be dealt with please refer to our pdf icon Whistleblowing Policy [3Mb].

Social Security benefit fraud allegations, including housing benefits, are now the responsibility of the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

Allegations relating to any other suspected fraud, corruption, bribery or wrongdoing will be subject to an initial investigation by Internal Audit. Our whistleblowing arrangements are managed by the Head of Audit and Inspection and concerns can be reported using our form or by phoning the hotline (8.30am to 5pm  Monday to Friday). A voicemail facility is available.

The Head of Audit and Inspection
Financial Services
City Chambers
Glasgow G2 1DU

What should I report?

The types of allegation which can be reported via the whisteblowing facility include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Allegations relating to Council Tax or Non Domestic Rates.
  • Allegations about the misuse of council equipment.
  • Allegations about the misuse of a disabled blue badge.
  • Theft or misappropriation of council assets.

If you are in any doubt about the seriousness of your concern please call the whistleblowing hotline to discuss.

Arms Length External Organisations (ALEOs) may have their own whistleblowing arrangements in place and should be contacted directly where this is the case. A list of the ALEO Whistleblowing Contacts can be found on our Whistleblowing Contacts Page.

 

 

Get in touch

  • Phone 0141 287 3777
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