Function of the Standards & Ethics Committee:
To monitor and scrutinise the ethical standards of
the Authority, its Members, employees and any associated providers
of the Authority’s services, and to report to the Council on
any matters of concern.
To advise the Council on the content of its Ethical
Code and to update the Code as appropriate.
To advise the Council on the effective
implementation of the Code including such matters as the training of Members and employees on the
To consider and determine the outcome of complaints
that Councillors and Co-opted Members have acted in breach of the
Code in accordance with procedures agreed by the Standards
Committee, including the imposition of any penalties available to
To oversee and monitor the Council’s
whistleblowing procedures and to consider ethical issues arising
from complaints under the procedure and other
To grant or refuse requests for dispensations in
respect of Members’ interests under the Members Code of
Conduct in accordance with the relevant statutory
To undertake those functions in relation to
community councils situated in the area of the Council and members
of those community councils which are required by law.
To recommend to Council and the Cabinet any
additional guidance on issues of probity.
To hear and determine any complaints of misconduct
by Members or a report of the Monitoring Officer, whether on
reference from the Ombudsman or otherwise.
To recommend the provision to the Monitoring Officer
of such resources as he/she may require for the performance of
Members of the Committee will be required to undertake relevant
training to enable them to properly discharge their