Fraud against the Council

Telford & Wrekin Council are committed to the highest possible standards of openness, honesty and accountability. Staff are encouraged to feel confident in raising any serious concerns they have about suspected illegal or illegitimate practices within the Council or any other concerns they have over any aspect of the Council’s operations or its conduct.

The Speak Up (whistleblowing) policy covers any disclosure of information which, in the reasonable belief of the person making the disclosure, tends to show one or more of the following: 

  • that any act of fraud, bribery or irregularity has been committed, is being committed or likely to be committed against any service within the Council
  • that a criminal offence has been committed, is being committed or is likely to be committed against the Council
  • that there has been a breach of the Employee Code of Conduct by any employee of the Council. Download the employee code of conduct
  • that a person has failed, is failing or is likely to fail to comply with any legal obligation to which he/she is subject
  • that there has been an improper or unauthorised use of public funds or other funds
  • that a miscarriage of justice has occurred, is occurring or is likely to occur
  • that information tending to show any matter falling within any one of the preceding paragraphs has been, is being or is likely to be deliberately concealed.

If you feel that something is not right you can report the issue to the Investigation Team, in Audit and Governance:

Alternatively, you can raise the issue with your Manager, Service Delivery Manager, Assistant Director, Head Teacher or Trade Union representative.

You will receive information, subject to legal constraints, on the outcome of any investigation but will not receive a copy of the report.

Last updated: 06/04/2022 10:58

  1. Introduction
  2. (Speak up) Whistleblowing
  3. How do I report?