Decision details

Procedure for the Conduct of Investigations

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee considered the Procedure for the Conduct of Investigations report (as per the Anti-Fraud, Corruption and Bribery Policy and Strategy) by the Monitoring Officer (circulated previously).


The Committee were advised that:


·         The report sought to address two recommendations made in the NDDC Fraud and Bribery Audit Final Report (2018/2019) which had not been fully addressed:

o   Recommendation 4 of the report: that documented procedures should be compiled.

o   Recommendation 5: that periodic reports should be produced for Senior Management and Members.

·         Any fraudulent activity identified would be notified to the police by the Chief Executive or Monitoring Officer.




a)    The procedural document for the investigation of suspected fraudulent occurrences be approved, as set out in Appendix A, and

b)    That an additional paragraph entitled “Periodic reporting of irregularities to Senior Management and Members” be added to the AFCBPS as set out in Appendix B.


Report author: Trevor Blatchford

Publication date: 12/07/2021

Date of decision: 08/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 08/06/2021 - Governance Committee

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