Part 5 - Code of Conduct for Employees

This Code of Conduct includes confidential reporting procedure (whistle-blowing) for employees other than for staff in educational establishments (for whom a separate code exists).

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  1. Employees are expected to give the highest possible standard of service to the public and to provide advice to Councillors and fellow employees with impartiality. The highest standard of probity must apply and employees must report any suspected unlawfulness, maladministration, impropriety or breach of procedure of which they are aware to their Director. (See also paragraph 95 and Appendix 1 of this Code) or via informal authorised escalation procedures, such as the information security incident process.
  2. The Council, for its part, considers it has a duty to protect employees against unjustified allegations of wrong doing.
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