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LGMB PLANS WHISTLEBLOWER CODE

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The Local Government Management Board is drawing up a whistleblowing code for local government employees. ...
The Local Government Management Board is drawing up a whistleblowing code for local government employees.

The board will recommend councils introduce a clear procedure on how individuals can raise issues of concern.

LGMB chief executive Judith Hunt said employers should offer protection for whistleblowers so they can raise issues in confidence; advice on whom to raise issues with, whether they concern a manager, a director or a chief executive; and a timetable for action by the employer so the individual can feel confident the issue is being dealt with.

Ms Hunt said: 'About 90% of councils have adopted the LGMB's code of conduct for local government employees. There is reference to whistleblowing in the existing code. But I think we need to make it clearer and stronger and we will be issuing detailed guidance later this year.'

The board has proposed that the ombudsman could act as an outside body to which whistleblowers could report their concerns in certain circumstances.
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