At Crimestoppers, we're specialists in taking information sensitively and anonymously from the public about a range of criminal activities.
We also offer these skills to the public sector and companies who want to provide a secure way for their staff to raise issues of internal wrongdoing.
This commercial reporting line, called the Integrity Line, provides an invaluable service to companies and other organisations, as well as helping to raise funds to further our charity's work.
The Integrity Line can take information about a range of issues affecting your organisation: Fraud, Theft, Bullying, Substance Misuse, Discrimination, Health and Safety, Harassment and Corruption Issues.
We don't need to tell you about the impact that internal fraud can have on your business. Both your profits and reputation are at risk, which can damage the confidence of your customers.
Did you know...?
2006 was a record year for fraud in the UK - reported business fraud was up by almost 40% at a value of £1.37bn
Reporting lines have proven to be a valuable tool for fraud detection. Research has found that organisations with a reporting line typically cut their fraud losses in half. When a concern is reported internally, the organisation can investigate and take corrective action, potentially avoiding the additional threat of devastating negative publicity.
The Integrity Line offers the solution. A fully independent, entirely anonymous reporting service for your business or organisation, provided by the charity Crimestoppers. We have been successfully handling anonymous calls from the public for more than 20 years. Our brand is recognised by over 90% of the population and is highly trusted. The public rely on us to listen to what they know, without asking who they are.
Did you know...?
While one in four employees are aware of misconduct at work, more than 52% stay silent. (Speak Up Procedures 2007 Institute of Business Ethics)
The Integrity Line can:
- Deter wrongdoing - a reporting line may reduce crimes against an employer as the wrongdoer may fear exposure.
- Reveal problems sooner.
- Enable critical information flow - to the people who need to know and can address the issue.
- Demonstrate to stakeholders, regulators and courts that the organisation is accountable and well-managed.
- Reduce the risk of anonymous and malicious leaks (all Integity Line staff sign a confidentiality clause.)
- Minimise the costs and compensation from accidents, investigations, litigation and regulatory inspections.
- Maintain and enhance reputation.
- Create a transparent atmosphere.
- Provide staff with a clear procedure for issues they feel they cannot raise directly with their employer.
- Reduce the risk of serious concerns being mishandled.
- Create a safer working environment.
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Offence: Sexual crime
Offender failed to answer bail to be charged for sexual assault.
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