East Devon District Council

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Policy Anti-fraud, theft and corruption policy

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4. Culture

We are committed to ensuring that our culture will continue to be one of honesty and opposition to fraud, theft and corruption. There is an expectation and requirement that all individuals and organisations associated in whatever way with us will act with integrity and that council staff and councillors, at all levels, will lead by example in these matters.

We have a range of interrelated policies and procedures to provide a framework to counter fraudulent or corrupt activities. These include:

  • the constitution
  • standards committee and audit and governance committee
  • code of conduct for councillors
  • standing orders
  • code of conduct for staff
  • effective benefit investigation team
  • national fraud initiative and the local code of data matching
  • financial regulations
  • procurement strategy
  • corporate risk register
  • IT security policy framework, particularly the security incident policy
  • effective audit procedures with South West Audit Partnership (SWAP)
  • recruitment and selection procedures
  • disciplinary procedures
  • whistleblowing policy
  • training