Standards and probity: national standards & local approachFebruary 6, 2018
Effective scrutiny methods and good practiceFebruary 6, 2018
To address the key relationship between councillors and officers, to consider the potential areas of friction/risk, to review good practice and guidance and to consider relevant codes of conduct.
- Newly elected councillors (ideal as part of an induction programme)
- Councillors in leadership roles
- Councillors on Standards Committees
- Councillors in HR roles e.g. staffing committee or appeal panels
- The role of elected councillors in local government
- The role of officers (including statutory officers)
- The central importance of the relationship between members and officers in an effective council
- Good practice and guidance
- Relevant codes and protocols including any local codes and member/officer protocols
- Areas of potential risk/friction and how to avoid/mitigate these
Examples were thought-provoking
That councillors fully understand the inter-dependent roles of members and officers and are confident in the codes, protocols and legal requirements which apply to the relationship.
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