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Whistleblowing Policy

Basildon Borough Council is committed to the highest possible standards of openness, probity and accountability and will not tolerate malpractice or wrongdoing.

The Council's Whistleblowing Policy is a vital element of our governance arrangements and is designed to allow those employed by the Council and/or members of the public to come forward and raise both disclosures and serious allegations of wrongdoing involving the actions of the Council's employees, its Councillors, contractors or any aspect of the Council's activities.

As such the Council is committed to a policy which seeks to protect those individuals who make certain disclosures with regard to any instance of malpractice or wrongdoing and to investigate them in the public interest.

Whistleblowing is generally the term used when someone who is employed in an organisation reports a concern about suspected wrongdoing, malpractice, illegality or risk in the workplace.