Agenda

Standards Committee
Friday, 26th July, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

Contact: Charles Gauntlett on 033 022 22524  Email:  charles.gauntlett@westsussex.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

Members and officers must declare any pecuniary or personalinterest in any business on the agenda. They should also make declarations at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting. Consideration should be given to leaving the meeting if the nature of the interest warrants it.  If in doubt please contact Democratic Services before the meeting.

2.

Minutes of the last meeting of the Committee pdf icon PDF 43 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 4 March 2019 (cream paper).

3.

Urgent Matters

Items not on the agenda which the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances.

4.

Compliments and Complaints Annual Report pdf icon PDF 38 KB

Report by Executive Director – Place Services and Director of Communities.

 

The report presents the Annual Report on compliments and complaints received by the Council. The Committee is invited to note the report.

Additional documents:

5.

Report by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman Update

Following discussion at the last meeting of the Committee (minute 10 refers), the Ombudsman has written to the County Council again to clarify its recommendations. The Director of Law and Assurance will give a verbal update to the Committee on the matter.

 

No background papers.

 

Contact: Tony Kershaw, 033022 22662

6.

Standards Best Practice pdf icon PDF 41 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.

 

At its last meeting, the Committee asked the Director of Law and Assurance to investigate ways to implement two areas of best practice as defined by the Committee for Standards in Public Life. The Committee is asked to agree the ways proposed to implement the two areas in the report.

 

Additional documents:

7.

Standards Annual Report pdf icon PDF 30 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.

 

The report proposes an annual report for submission to the County Council, to outline the Committee’s activities in 2018-19. Subject to any amendments, the Committee is asked to agree the report.

Additional documents:

8.

Confidential Reporting Policy pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.

 

The Committee is asked to note the report on recent referrals and to endorse proposed changes to the Policy to enhance its effectiveness.

 

9.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held at 2.15 pm on 4 November 2019 at County Hall, Chichester.