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Guidance documentation downloads

Standards for England’s regulatory functions will cease on 31 January 2012 and this includes our advice and guidance function. This page of guidance downloads will therefore be available until 31 January and allows you to easily download copies of some or all of our existing guidance. The guidance has been divided into sections which are available as Zip files and you can download as many or as few of the sections as you wish. If you have any queries about these guidance downloads, you can contact our enquiries line on 0845 078 8181 until 31 January 2012.

Group 1: Standards Committee functions

Contents

  • The role and make-up of standards committees
  • Role and appointment of parish and town council reps to the standards committee (Quick Guide)
  • Independent members (Quick Guide)
  • Local assessment of complaints guidance
  • Local assessment of complaints toolkit
  • Notifications to parish and town councils concerning complaints about their members (Quick Guide)
  • Assessment training exercise
  • Joint standards committees guidance
  • Model terms of reference for joint standards committees
  • Checklist for forming joint standards committees
  • Other action guidance
  • Local investigations and other action
  • Local investigations and other action – toolkit
  • How to conduct an investigation
  • A guide to SfE investigations
  • Standards committees determinations guidance
  • Standards committees determinations toolkit
  • Dispensations guidance

Click here to download the Group 1 Zip file (23.8Mb).

Group 2: The Code of Conduct

Contents

  • The Code of Conduct – Guide for members (May 2007)
  • Pocket guide to the Code of Conduct
  • Blogging (Quick guide)
  • Blogging (Topic guide)
  • Bullying and the Code of Conduct (Quick Guide)
  • Charitable Trustees and declarations of interest under the Code (Topic Guide)
  • Charitable Trustees and personal interests under the Code (Quick Guide)
  • Disclosing confidential information (Quick Guide)
  • Dual-hatted members (Quick Guide)
  • Dual-hatted members training exercise & scenarios
  • FAQ - Questions about the Code of Conduct 
  • Freemasons and the Code of Conduct (Quick Guide)
  • Gifts, hospitality and the Code of Conduct (Quick Guide)
  • Lobbying (Quick Guide)
  • Personal and prejudicial interests (Quick Guide)
  • Predisposition, predetermination or bias, and the Code (Topic Guide)
  • Code training presentation (Powerpoint)

Click here to download the Group 2 Zip file (2.38Mb).

Group 3: Welsh Police Authorities

Contents

  • The role and make-up of standards committees of Welsh police authorities
    English version
  • The role and make-up of standards committees of Welsh police authorities
    Welsh version
  • The Code of Conduct – Guide for members of Welsh police authorities -2008
    English version
  • The Code of Conduct – Guide for members of Welsh police authorities -2008
    Welsh version

Click here to download the Group 3 Zip file (831Kb)

Group 4: Miscellaneous guidance

Contents

Making a complaint

  • What happens to your complaint? 
  • Making a complaint

Parish Councils

  • Governance Toolkit for Parish & Town Councils
  • Compact Toolkit to support work with Parish and Town Councils

Partnership working

  • Protocol for local authority partnership working

Click here to download the Group 4 Zip file (1.96Mb).

 

 

 

Last Modified: 18 01 2012
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