The Fire Authority has a Confidential Reporting Code and guidance which sets out a procedure on how to raise concerns of a serious nature. The Authority’s Anti-fraud and Anti-corruption Strategy and Response Plan focuses specifically on procedures for dealing with allegations of financial irregularities and is intended to:
- encourage prevention
- promote detection
- identify a clear pathway for investigation
Acts of dishonesty within the Avon Fire and Rescue Service are extremely rare. This reflects the skills, dedication and decency of Authority Members, employees and others with whom the Authority has dealings. However, constant vigilance is necessary to ensure that this good record is maintained.
You can view the Authority’s Anti-fraud and Anti-corruption Strategy and Response Plan here
You can also view the Authority’s Confidential Reporting Code and Guidance here