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WHISTLEBLOWING POLICY

Meeting: 19/06/2019 - Audit and Risk Management Committee (Item 80)

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The Committee is asked to agree the Work Programme put forward for the 2019/20 municipal year along with the timetabling of each issue on the Work Programme.

 

Minutes:

RECEIVED an outline work programme for the Committee covering the 2019/20 Municipal Year Committee.

 

NOTED

 

1.    Agreed to add CR11 – Housing risk to the Work Programme for report purposes.

 

AGREED to approve the outline work programme for 2019/20.

 

 


Meeting: 06/03/2019 - Audit and Risk Management Committee (Item 1006)

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The Committee is asked to agree the Work Programme put forward for the 2018/19 municipal year along with the timetabling of each issue on the Work Programme.

 

Minutes:

RECEIVED an outline work programme for the Committee covering the 2018/19 Municipal Year Committee.

 

AGREED to approve the outline work programme for 2018/19.

 

 


Meeting: 24/01/2019 - Audit and Risk Management Committee (Item 955)

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The Committee is asked to agree the Work Programme put forward for the 2018/19 municipal year along with the timetabling of each issue on the Work Programme.

 

Minutes:

RECEIVED an outline work programme for the Committee covering the 2018/19 Municipal Year Committee.

 

AGREED to approve the outline work programme for 2018/19 subject to the addition of the following:

 

·         Brexit risk to Local Authorities - update.

 

 


Meeting: 18/10/2018 - Audit and Risk Management Committee (Item 818)

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The Committee is asked to agree the Work Programme put forward for the 2018/19 municipal year along with the timetabling of each issue on the Work Programme.

 

Minutes:

RECEIVED an outline work programme for the Committee covering the 2018/19 Municipal Year Committee.

 

AGREED to approve the outline work programme for 2018/19.

 

NOTED

 

1.    The error on the published agenda regarding the March 2019 Committee meeting.

The date should have been Wednesday 6 March 2019.

 


Meeting: 26/07/2018 - Audit and Risk Management Committee (Item 688)

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To receive the report of the Executive Director Resources seeking endorsement of the updated whistleblowing policy and guidance for its implementation.  

 

The Committee agreed that the updated whistleblowing policy and guidance be reviewed again at this meeting of the Audit & Risk Management Committee. 

 

(Report No.12)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RECEIVED the report of the Executive Director Resources (No.54) presenting the updated Whistleblowing Policy.

 

NOTED

 

1.    This paper was a refresh of the Whistleblowing Policy, which is reviewed every year by Christine Webster – Head of Internal Audit & Risk Management. This report replaced the version that had already been published.

2.    Part of Internal Audit’s remit is to refresh and ensure that the council has proper policies relating to fraud, bribery, corruption and the mechanisms to report those.

3.    The Whistleblowing Policy has been in place for a number of years and is refreshed yearly. This report is the refreshed version and within it there are some areas that had been greyed out/highlighted which are the changes that have been made since it was first presented at the 20 June 2018 meeting. Names have been refreshed and up to date now i.e. who people should report to and to cross reference  to some other policies i.e. people identify concerns around safeguarding.

4.    The Vice-Chair re-iterated that he has always made his feelings known about this subject and encourages people to come forward and report issues.

5.    The Vice-Chair and committee were saddened at the news that Christine Webster (Head of Internal Audit) was leaving the Council after 5 years.

On behalf of the committee and everyone, the Vice-Chair thanked Christine for her contribution, hard work, devotion and wished her evry success in the future.

 

AGREED that the updated & refreshed whistleblowing policy, and guidance be noted and endorsed.

 


Meeting: 26/07/2018 - Audit and Risk Management Committee (Item 691)

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The Committee is asked to agree the Work Programme put forward for the 2018/19 municipal year along with the timetabling of each issue on the Work Programme.

 

Minutes:

RECEIVED an outline work programme for the Committee covering the 2018/19 Municipal Year Committee.

 

AGREED to approve the outline work programme for 2018/19.

 

NOTED

 

1.    The error on the published agenda regarding the March 2019 Committee meeting.

The date should have been Wednesday 6 March 2019.

 


Meeting: 20/06/2018 - Audit and Risk Management Committee (Item 607)

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The Committee is asked to agree the Work Programme put forward for the 2017/18 municipal year along with the timetabling of each issue on the Work Programme.

 

Minutes:

RECEIVED an outline work programme for the Committee covering the 2017/18 Municipal Year Committee.

 

NOTED

 

1.    Councillor Leaver referred to the 2 month gap in the work Programme after the 26 July 2018 meeting.  It was advised that this was because there were 2 committee meetings in September which now fall into July and the extra June 2018 meeting. It was the same number of meetings which have been spread out in a different way due to accounting date changes.

2.    Councillor Demirel requested if the 5 July 2018 committee meeting could be changed to the day after or before the 5 July 2018 as 3 members want to attend their respective AGM meetings. It was advised that Metin Halil will look into rescheduling the 5 July 2018 meeting, depending on if that can be done around other meetings already scheduled in the Council Calendar and e-mail members with any alternative dates identified. Jeremy Chambers advised that if a date cannot be found, then the original date and time will remain.

ACTION: Metin Halil (Committee Administrator)

3.    Councillor Laban advised that with standing committees like Audit & Risk Management, it’s important to substitute if you can’t attend the meeting, if possible. Jeremy Chambers advised that there were 2 issues to consider:

·         If there is not an entire consensus about changing the committee date, the original date and time stays.

·         Substitutes may not be a good idea for this meeting. If members are going to look at the same things at the 26 July 2018 meeting, it would be better for the same mebers to do it

 

AGREED to approve the outline work programme for 2018/19.

 


Meeting: 28/09/2017 - Audit and Risk Management Committee (Item 264)

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The Committee is asked to agree the Work Programme put forward for the 2017/18 municipal year along with the timetabling of each issue on the Work Programme.

 

Minutes:

RECEIVED an outline work programme for the Committee covering the 2017/18 Municipal Year Committee.

 

AGREED to approve the outline work programme for 2017/18.

 


Meeting: 05/07/2017 - Audit and Risk Management Committee (Item 50)

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The Committee is asked to agree the Work Programme put forward for the 2017/18 municipal year along with the timetabling of each issue on the Work Programme.

 

Minutes:

RECEIVED an outline work programme for the Committee covering the 2017/18 Municipal Year Committee.

 

AGREED to approve the outline work programme for 2017/18.