Transparency

Fighting fraud and bribery

YPO is committed to good corporate governance and recognises the importance of operating effectively with the highest possible standards accountability. 

We will not accept any fraud or bribery by any persons and are committed to preventing such behaviour. In line with this commitment, we expect anyone with serious concerns about any aspect of our work to come forward.
 
If you know of, or suspect that fraud, bribery or irregularity is taking place in relation to our activities, then by providing us with the details we can investigate and effectively deal with any suspected or discovered instances. Examples you may wish to report are:

  • Fraudulent and/or corrupt activity or bribery by employees, elected members or other persons or bodies representing YPO.
  • Fraudulent and/or corrupt activity or bribery by individuals and organisations supplying services and conducting business with YPO.
  • Criminal and unlawful acts including non-compliance with legislation and regulations
  • Unethical and unprofessional conduct.
  • Abuse or misuse of YPO assets such as buildings, vehicles or equipment, including theft.
  • Wrongdoing of a general nature not covered by any of the above. 

View the YPO Anti-Fraud and Bribery Policy.
 
How to get in touch 
Reports of fraud, bribery or irregularity should be made to Wakefield Council. The service is an essential element of the YPO’s system of corporate governance, and assists us in meeting our legal and financial management obligations. 

Email: [email protected]
Post: Internal Audit, Wakefield Council, Room 218, County Hall, Wakefield WF1 2QW.
Tel: 01924 302364  

In order to investigate matters, they will need as much detail as possible and every case will be treated with total confidentiality. You can provide information anonymously if you wish, but it would be helpful if they were able to contact you should they need any further details to progress an investigation.