As a council, we are committed to providing the best possible services for our residents and take our responsibilities for children very seriously.
Any whistleblowing allegations are robustly investigated and, where necessary, action is taken.
It is entirely standard practice to respond to media enquiries with a statement, as we did in this instance.
While we are completely committed to transparency, we would not publicly comment on the specifics of cases or about individuals, including residents or council employees, in respect of privacy.
As a public body, we act in the best interests of the public we serve and will continue to do so.