As with other large organisations, the size and nature of the Council's services puts it at risk to loss due to fraud and corruption both from within the Council and outside it.
We are committed to making sure that the opportunity for fraud and corruption is reduced to the lowest possible risk. Where there is the possibility of fraud, corruption and other related problems, we will deal with it in a firm, consistent and controlled manner.
An important part of this approach is the anti fraud framework which the Council uses to advise and guide Members and staff on its approach to the serious issues of fraud and corruption. This document provides an overview of our policy in this matter and includes a fraud response plan which provides more detailed guidance on how we will deal with fraud and corruption.
The main message is that we expect all Members, employees, consultants, contractors, and service users, to be fair and honest, and to provide any help, information and support we need to deal with fraud and corruption.