Whistleblowing policy

The policy is intended to encourage and enable staff and contractors to raise serious concerns about any aspect of the council's work.

Concerns can include:

  • a criminal offence is being committed
  • the law is being broken
  • there's a miscarriage of justice
  • someone's health or safety is being endangered
  • the environment is being damaged
  • the council's policies or standing orders are being broken
  • recognised standards or good practice are being deliberately ignored
  • information about these failings is being deliberately concealed

Report whistleblowing online

Alternatively please email us at hbcwhistle@harrogate.gov.uk