Case Number 3632
Request Date 20/05/2014
Completion Date 23/06/2014

 

Details of the Request

  1. Please state the number of reported whistleblowing cases involving staff of the Trust for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 to date.
     
  2. Please break down the number of cases in each calendar year.
     
  3. In each case, please state whether wrong doing was found against the staff and what actions were taken, including but not limited to: dismissed for gross misconduct, fraud, theft, a final written warning, a verbal warning, referred to the Standards and Ethics Board etc.
     
  4. Please state the number of reported whistleblowing cases involving elected members for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 to date.
     
  5. Please break down the number of cases in each year.
     
  6. In each case, please state whether wrong doing was found against the elected member and what actions were taken, including but not limited to: dismissed for gross misconduct, fraud, theft, a final written warning, a verbal warning, referred to the Standards and Ethics Board etc.
     
  7. In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 how many staff have been investigated for allegations of fraud, corruption, misappropriation of funds, acceptance of bribes or gifts contrary to the Bribery Act 2010 or theft? Please break this data down by calendar year.
     
  8. In each case, what were the outcomes of any such investigations?
     
  9. Please supply a copy of both your Whistleblowing Policy and your Anti Bribery Policy.

 

Details of the Response

1. Please state the number of reported whistleblowing cases involving staff of the Trust for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 to date.

1 whistleblowing case in 2013

 

2. Please break down the number of cases in each calendar year.

As above

 

3. In each case, please state whether wrong doing was found against the staff and what actions were taken, including but not limited to: dismissed for gross misconduct, fraud, theft, a final written warning, a verbal warning, referred to the Standards and Ethics Board etc.

The resignation was received prior to a formal hearing.

 

4. Please state the number of reported whistleblowing cases involving elected members for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 to date.

None

 

5. Please break down the number of cases in each year.

N/A

 

6. In each case, please state whether wrong doing was found against the elected member and what actions were taken, including but not limited to: dismissed for gross misconduct, fraud, theft, a final written warning, a verbal warning, referred to the Standards and Ethics Board etc.

N/A

 

7. In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 how many staff have been investigated for allegations of fraud, corruption, misappropriation of funds, acceptance of bribes or gifts contrary to the Bribery Act 2010 or theft? Please break this data down by calendar year.

2011 5 members of staff - dismissed
2012 2 members of staff – 1 x first written warning and 1 x dismissal
2013 1 member of staff – dismissal
2014 4 members of staff – 1 x Investigation outcome: no action required, and 3 x First written warning

 

8. In each case, what were the outcomes of any such investigations?

As above

 

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

  • Anti Bribery covered by Fraud Corruption Policy (sent to requester)
  • Whistleblowing Policy (attached)