Wealden's policy statements of the Council's strategy for combating and dealing with fraud and corruption both within and against the authority.
The Council has established a free-phone number and an email facility to enable the confidential reporting of suspected fraud, corruption or malpractice (excluding Reporting Benefit Fraud). The free-phone number is 0800 0853278 and the email address is email@example.com
The Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Framework is a collection of four documents setting out the policies of the Council with regard to fraud, corruption and malpractice.
The highest level document within the Framework, providing the key principles to be observed by those associated with the Council. The Strategy provides an overview of the intended culture of the Council in opposing fraud, corruption and malpractice.
Details how any concerns raised will be investigated, in accordance with relevant legislation. The objectives of the Fraud Response Plan are to minimise the effect of irregularities and prevent further losses, identify those responsible for investigating concerns, and detail possible action to be taken following an investigation.
The aim of the Policy is to provide a procedure for individuals to raise concerns, encourage individuals to feel confident about raising concerns without fear of recrimination, and reassure individuals that concerns will be properly investigated. The Policy has been developed in accordance with the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1989.
Details the position of the Council with regard to money laundering. The Policy defines money laundering, details the officer(s) to be notified if money laundering is suspected, and the procedures to be followed.
Additional guidance on money laundering.
Statement on the use of computer records to identify potentially fraudulent claims and payments.