Ministerial conduct, corruption and whistleblowing policy (FOI)
Ministerial conduct, corruption and whistleblowing policy (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 01 November 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Please provide the followiing information regarding ministerial conduct, statistics relating to complaints, accusations of corruption, and the Government of Jersey's whistleblowing policy.
A comprehensive breakdown of the number of complaints made against ministers in the last five years, categorised by the nature of the complaint (such as misconduct, corruption, and so forth).
Detailed statistics on the number of accusations of corruption made against Ministers in the last five years, including the outcome of any investigations into these accusations.
A copy of the current Government of Jersey whistleblowing policy, including any guidelines or procedures related to reporting misconduct or corruption within the Government.
Information on the number of whistleblowing reports made within the Government of Jersey in the last five years, including the nature of the reports and the outcome of any subsequent investigations.
Any training materials or guidelines provided to ministers regarding ethical conduct and corruption prevention.
This information is publicly available in response to a previous Freedom of Information request which can be accessed via the link below. Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
Bullying and grievance complaints (FOI)
This information is not held by the Government of Jersey, Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies, however, please see the response for question one above for details of complaints made against Minsters, which would include complaints relating to corruption.
This information is publicly available on Gov.je and can be accessed via the link below. Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
Whistleblowing policy for public servants of the Government of Jersey (gov.je)
|Number of calls
|2023 to date
Due to the small number of reports no further details can be provided, as this information could breach of privacy of individuals. Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
Please see the document below, as amended from time to time.
Code of Conduct and Pratice for Ministers and Assistant Ministers.pdf (states assembly.gov.je)
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