Concern anti-fraud and whistleblowing policy

Concern anti-fraud and whistleblowing policy

18 May 2016

Concern is committed to the highest possible standards of openness, transparency and accountability in all its affairs. We wish to promote a culture of honesty and opposition to fraud in all its forms.

Concern is committed to the highest possible standards of openness, transparency and accountability in all its affairs. We wish to promote a culture of honesty and opposition to fraud in all its forms.

The organisation operates in many countries, and in common with many large and decentralised organisations, the size and nature of our operations puts us at risk of loss due to fraud. The purpose of this policy is to provide:

  • A clear definition of what we mean by “fraud”
  • A definitive statement to staff forbidding fraudulent activity in all its forms
  • A summary to staff of their responsibilities for identifying exposures to fraudulent activities, for establishing controls and procedures for preventing such fraudulent activity and/or detecting such fraudulent activity when it occurs.
  • Guidance to employees as to action which should be taken where they suspect any fraudulent activity.
  • Clear guidance as to responsibilities for conducting investigations into fraud related
  • Assurance of protection to employees in circumstances where they may be at risk of victimisation as a consequence of reporting, or being a witness to, fraudulent activities. This also includes any ‘whistle-blowers’.

This document is intended to provide guidance and should be read in conjunction with:

  • the relevant Human Resource Policies in relation to Investigation Guidelines
  • Overseas Finance Policies & Procedures in relation to Reporting Fraud / Theft and Negligence
  • The most recent copy of this document is available for download below. This will be reviewed periodically in order to determine whether it remains useful, relevant and effective.

Download a copy of this resource

Nijimbere Alphonsine, NGO Concern staff member giving out cash transfers in response to heavy rain and flooding to the hard hit community of Cibitoke, Burundi, 2016. Photo: Irenee Nduwayezu

Concern anti-fraud and whistleblowing policy

Concern wishes to promote a culture of honesty and opposition to fraud in all its forms.