Reporting Fraud and Corruption

What you can report to us

You can contact us using the details below to report your concerns about:

  • fraud, corruption, bribery or blackmail at the council;
  • legal or statutory duties that we aren't carrying out; and
  • a council officer or councillor who is using their position of authority at the council in the wrong way, for example to gain personal benefit.

How to report your concerns

You can report your concerns to us by:

  • calling the whistleblowing hotline on (0113) 378 8008;
  • writing to the Fraud and Corruption Team, Internal Audit, 3rd Floor West, Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1JF;
  • completing the whistleblowing referral form in the Documents section and emailing it to us at concerns@leeds.gov.uk.

All referrals will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

How we handle your concerns

Where practical we will:

  • take your concerns seriously;
  • treat the information that you give us as confidential;
  • contact you within 10 working days to let you know how we will handle your concern; and
  • take action to protect council employees from being victimised for whistleblowing in the public interest.

Our policies for reporting suspected fraud and corruption

We have two policies that explain more about how we handle your suspicions about fraud and corruption at the council:

  • the raising concerns policy is for people outside of the council;
  • the whistleblowing policy is for council employees, workers and members.

You can find a copy of both of these policies in the Documents section.​​​

 

 

Raising Concerns Policyhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Raising Concerns Policy.pdf94315pdf
Whistleblowing Policyhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Whistleblowing Policy.pdf104366pdf
Whistleblowing Referral Formhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Whistleblowing Referral Form.doc47104doc

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