One of the unreported matters (so far) from the council meeting on the 27th January is a comment made by Jo Lovelock about the planned investigation into bullying in Children's Services prompted by a whistle blower talking to the press.
She told the meeting that the complaints would be investigated and if found to be unproven action would be taken.
Go girl, threaten people who have kept quiet about bullying because they have been scared to speak out against their management with disciplinary action.
That's one way to make sure that any questions of bullying are buried... threaten to bully the bullied even more.
UPDATE: I have had an assurance from the Chief Executive that whistleblowers will be protected, even if their allegations are not proven.