We are committed to the highest possible standards of openness, honesty and accountability and we will not tolerate malpractice or wrongdoing. We have a zero tolerance approach towards fraud and corruption and this commitment is set out in the Authority’s Anti-fraud and Corruption policy.
We encourage everyone to feel confident in raising any serious concerns they have about suspected illegal or illegitimate practices within the Authority or any other concerns they have over any aspect of the Authority’s operations or its conduct.
Our whistleblowing policy provides the protection for individuals who make such disclosures and explains how these will be investigated.
It helps with any investigation if you provide contact details in order that we may clarify information and where necessary ask you to provide evidence to support the investigation. Any concerns raised anonymously will be considered depending on the credibility of the information provided.
All concerns will be looked at but not all will warrant a full investigation; it may be that some matters can be resolved informally. All concerns raised will be handled sensitively and in confidence and without the fear of victimisation, discrimination or harassment.
Whilst we encourage the reporting of allegations made in good faith, we will take action against anyone deliberately making false or malicious allegations which damages our reputation or that of our employees.
You will receive information, subject to legal constraints, on the outcome of any investigation but will not receive a copy of the investigation report.
How to raise a concern
Manchester City Council’s Internal Audit Section administers the anti-fraud and corruption and whistleblowing arrangements on behalf of the Authority. The anti-fraud and corruption policy can be viewed in the ‘Related Documents’ box on the right hand side of this webpage. To report your concerns:
- complete the whistleblowing form online;
- phone the whistleblowing hotline - 0161 234 7730; or
- E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org