Whistleblowing (public interest disclosure)

Whistleblowing, also called ‘making a disclosure in the public interest’, is when you report suspected wrongdoing in or to an organisation.

We encourage whistleblowing. We would prefer to know your concerns rather than find out when it’s too late.

Issues you could raise:

  • Fraud - someone claiming something that they’re not entitled to, e.g. council tax discounts, council grants, housing
  • Health and safety - danger to the health and safety of people we hold responsibility for, e.g. council employees, children or older people in council care
  • Environmental damage – damage to council property and buildings
  • Criminal activities - bribery, corruption and 'back handers' involving people associated with or working for the council
  • Legal duty - people or companies failing to comply with their legal duty

How to raise your concerns

  • Call our confidential hotline number on: 020 8871 8383
  • Email: SWLFP@wandsworth.gov.uk
  • Address: SWLFP, Room 205, Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 2PU

Please include your contact details as we may need to contact you. We’ll keep your details confidential.

Other contact details

  • Address: Head of Internal Audit, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, SM4 5DX
  • Email: internalaudit@merton.gov.uk
  • Chief executive: 020 8545 3332
  • Leader of the council: 020 8545 3365
  • Head of Internal Audit: 020 8545 3149
  • Head of Human Resources: 020 8545 3370
  • Assistant Director, Corporate Governance: 020 8545 3338
  • Public concern at work: 020 7404 6609

Policy and legislation

South West London Fraud Partnership

We have entered into a partnership with Richmond, Sutton, Wandsworth and Kingston forming the South West London Fraud Partnership (SWLFP) to provide an improved fraud investigation service.