Whistleblowing, Alleged Corruption and Police Investigations

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Dear Stirling Council,

Please state the number of reported whistle blowing cases
involving staff and officers of the authority for 2011, 2012 and
2013

2. Please state the number of reported whistle blowing cases
involving elected members for 2011, 2012 and 2013

3. Please state the number of cases where wrong doing was found
against a member of staff or elected member for 2011, 2012 and 2013

4. Please state what actions were taken eg: dismissed for gross
misconduct, fraud, theft , a final written warning, a verbal
warning, referred to the Standards and Ethics Board etc

5. Has the Local Police Force ever investigated any members of
staff or officers or elected members for allegations of
fraud,corruption, misappropriation of funds, acceptance of bribes
or gifts contrary to the Bribery Act 2010 or theft?

6. If so what was the outcome of any such investigations

7. Has the local Police Force ever removed property, equipment or
data from any of the Local Authority premises within the last 3
years

8. Please supply a copy of both your Whistleblowing Policy and your
Anti Bribery Policy

Yours faithfully,

M Phillips

FOI FOI, Stirling Council

Dear M Phillips,

Your request for information has been logged and a response will be issued no later than 28 February. The request has been allocated reference: FOI/5965.

Yours sincerely,

Barbara McMillan

Records & Information Compliance Team
Stirling Council
Viewforth, Stirling FK8 2ET
01786 233988
[Stirling Council request email]

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Dear Stirling Council,

Please state the number of reported whistle blowing cases
involving staff and officers of the authority for 2011, 2012 and
2013

2. Please state the number of reported whistle blowing cases
involving elected members for 2011, 2012 and 2013

3. Please state the number of cases where wrong doing was found
against a member of staff or elected member for 2011, 2012 and 2013

4. Please state what actions were taken eg: dismissed for gross
misconduct, fraud, theft , a final written warning, a verbal
warning, referred to the Standards and Ethics Board etc

5. Has the Local Police Force ever investigated any members of
staff or officers or elected members for allegations of
fraud,corruption, misappropriation of funds, acceptance of bribes
or gifts contrary to the Bribery Act 2010 or theft?

6. If so what was the outcome of any such investigations

7. Has the local Police Force ever removed property, equipment or
data from any of the Local Authority premises within the last 3
years

8. Please supply a copy of both your Whistleblowing Policy and your
Anti Bribery Policy

Yours faithfully,

M Phillips

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Kristine Johnson, Stirling Council

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Dear M Phillips

FOI Enquiry 5965

I refer to your email of 1 February 2014 and respond as follows.

1. NIL whistle blowing cases involving staff and officers for 2011, 2012 and 2013.
2. NIL reported whistle blowing cases involving elected members for 2011, 2012 and 2013.
3. NIL cases where wrong doing was found against a member of staff or elected member for 2011, 2012 and 2013.
4. NIL
5. NIL
6. NIL
7. NIL
8. Policies attached

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Kristine Johnson
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Stirling Council
Viewforth
Stirling, FK8 2ET
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Dear Stirling Council,

Please state the number of reported whistle blowing cases
involving staff and officers of the authority for 2011, 2012 and
2013

2. Please state the number of reported whistle blowing cases
involving elected members for 2011, 2012 and 2013

3. Please state the number of cases where wrong doing was found
against a member of staff or elected member for 2011, 2012 and 2013

4. Please state what actions were taken eg: dismissed for gross
misconduct, fraud, theft , a final written warning, a verbal
warning, referred to the Standards and Ethics Board etc

5. Has the Local Police Force ever investigated any members of
staff or officers or elected members for allegations of
fraud,corruption, misappropriation of funds, acceptance of bribes
or gifts contrary to the Bribery Act 2010 or theft?

6. If so what was the outcome of any such investigations

7. Has the local Police Force ever removed property, equipment or
data from any of the Local Authority premises within the last 3
years

8. Please supply a copy of both your Whistleblowing Policy and your
Anti Bribery Policy

Yours faithfully,

M Phillips

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