Head of Audit Partnership presented the Whistleblowing Policy which
had been adapted in response to previous Committee
feedback. It was noted that:
·The revised Policy attached as Appendix I to the
report of the Head of Audit Partnership had been circulated to all
Members of the Council inviting feedback and comments. The comments received were positive and did not
suggest any further changes.
·If approved, the Policy would become the centrepiece
of a drive to raise awareness with line managers (who, according to
research conducted in January 2016, would be the first port of call
for staff 90% of the time).
Consideration would then be given to further training and
dissemination of the Policy as required. Matters raised through the Policy would be
reported back to the Committee initially as part of the standard
Mid-Kent Audit reporting in November/December and
June/July. However, the Officers would
keep this under review if the volume and nature of issues raised
suggested alternative reporting cycles and methods would be more
beneficial in bringing matters to the attention of
That the Whistleblowing Policy, attached as
Appendix I to the report of the Head of Audit Partnership, be
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