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Terms of Reference

 

The Standards Committee will have the following roles and functions:

 

1.        promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct by Members and Co-Opted Members of the authority;

 

2.        advising and assisting Town and Parish Councils and Councillors to maintain high standards of conduct and to make recommendation to Town and Parish Councils on improving standards or actions following a finding of a failure by a Town or Parish Councillor to comply with the Code of Conduct;

 

3.                     to progress complaints on behalf of Town and Parish Councils;

 

4.                     advising the Council on the adoption or revision of the Members’ Code of Conduct;

 

5.                     to receive referrals from the Monitoring Officer into allegations of misconduct in accordance with the authority assessment criteria;

 

6.                     receiving reports from the Monitoring Officer and assessing  the operation and effectiveness of the Members’ Code of Conduct;

 

7.                     arranging to train Members and Co-Opted Members on matters relating to the Members’ Code of Conduct;

 

8.                     assisting Councillors and co-opted Members to observe the Members’ Code of Conduct;

 

9.                     hearing and determining complaints about Members and Co-Opted Members referred to it by the Monitoring Officer;

 

10.               advising the Council upon the contents of and requirements for codes/protocols/other procedures relating to standards of conduct throughout the Council;

 

11.               maintaining oversight of the Council’s arrangements for dealing with complaints;

 

12.               informing Council and the Chief Executive of relevant issues arising from the determination of Code of Conduct complaints;

 

13.      appointment of Sub-Committee.