Y PWYLLGOR SAFONAU

 

14 MEHEFIN 2019

 

ADOLYGIAD O'R POLISI CORFFORAETHOL
YNGHYLCH DATGELU CAMARFER

Yr argymhellion / penderfyniadau allweddol sydd eu hangen:

Nodi'r adroddiad a chymeradwyo Polisi Corfforaethol y Cyngor ynghylch Datgelu Camarfer am y 12 mis nesaf.

 

Y Rhesymau:

Mae cynnwys yr adroddiad hwn yn rhan o faes gorchwyl y Pwyllgor.


Argymhellion / Sylwadau'r Pwyllgor Craffu:

Amherthnasol

 

Angen i’r Bwrdd Gweithredol wneud penderfyniad    NAC OES

Angen i’r Cyngor wneud penderfyniad                       NAC OES

YR AELOD O'R BWRDD GWEITHREDOL SY'N GYFRIFOL AM Y PORTFFOLIO:-
Y Cynghorydd E Dole (Arweinydd)

Y Gyfarwyddiaeth

Y Prif Weithredwr

Enw Pennaeth y Gwasanaeth:

Linda Rees-Jones

Awdur yr Adroddiad:

Robert Edgecombe

 

 

Swyddi:

Pennaeth Gweinyddiaeth a'r Gyfraith

 

Rheolwr y Gwasanaethau Cyfreithiol

 

 

 

Rhifau ffôn:

01267 224018

Cyfeiriadau E-bost:

RJEdgeco@sirgar.gov.uk.

 


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

STANDARDS COMMITTEE

 

14TH JUNE 2019

 

REVIEW OF THE CORPORATE WHISLEBLOWING POLICY

 

The Constitution of the Council provides that the Standards Committee is required to annually review the Corporate Whistleblowing Policy.

 

The attached policy was has been reviewed by officers in light of any changes in legislation , case law and guidance since the last review and officers are satisfied that the Policy continues to be fit for purpose and therefore does not require further revision at this stage.

 

Officers have considered whether the passing of EU Directive 2018/0106 into EU in April has any impact upon the Policy. The directive introduces stronger protections for employees who report breaches of EU law but member states are not required to assimilate it into domestic law until May 2021.

 

Given the current uncertainty regarding the United Kingdom’s departure from the EU officers have concluded that it would be premature to amend the policy to take into account the terms of the Directive at this time.

 

During 2018/2019 a total of 6 Whistle blowing complaints were received. Of these, 1 was resolved after an initial investigation concluded that no action was required. The remaining 5 matters are ongoing.

 

In addition 3 cases were carried over from 2017/2018. Of these 1 is still ongoing. Of the other 2 cases, one resulted in no action as there was no evidence to substantiate the complaint and the other case resulted in recommendations to improve procedures which have been implemented.

 

 

 

DETAILED REPORT ATTACHED ?

NO


IMPLICATIONS

 

 

I confirm that other than those implications which have been agreed with the appropriate Directors / Heads of Service and are referred to in detail below, there are no other implications associated with this report :

 

Signed:          L R Jones                                                         Head of Administration and Law                          

Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

 

Legal

Finance

ICT

Risk Management Issues

Staffing Implications

Physical Assets 

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

CONSULTATIONS

 

I confirm that the appropriate consultations have taken in place and the outcomes are as detailed below

 

Signed:             L R Jones                                                     Head of   Administration and Law                                            

1.    Scrutiny Committee - Not applicable

 

2.    Local Member(s)  - Not applicable

 

3.    Community / Town Council - Not applicable

 

4.    Relevant Partners - Not applicable

 

5.    Staff Side Representatives and other Organisations - Not applicable

 

Section 100D Local Government Act, 1972 – Access to Information

List of Background Papers used in the preparation of this report:

THESE ARE DETAILED BELOW    

Title of Document

File Ref No.

Locations that the papers are available for public inspection

Legal file

 

DPSC-170

Legal Services, County Hall