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Standards Committee

Standards Committee Duties

All the following duties are reported to the Authority as appropriate.

  • Promoting and maintaining high ethical standards and standards of conduct by Members (Localism Act 2011) (LA2011)
  • Advising the Authority on the adoption and revision of the Members' Code of Conduct
  • Assisting the Members to follow the Members' Code of Conduct and monitoring its operation and effectiveness
  • Advising, training or arranging to train Members on matters relating to the Members' Code of Conduct
  • Granting dispensations to Members from requirements relating to interests set out in the Members' Code of Conduct
  • Assessment of all allegations of misconduct and taking any action required on requests to review assessment decisions
  • Taking any action required on the receipt, assessment, investigation, determination and handling of any complaint against a Member; including holding a local hearing following an investigation of misconduct and imposing sanctions
  • Dealing with any reports on any matter from the Monitoring Officer
  • Considering and determining, in accordance with Section 3 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, any application by an officer for exemption from political restriction, and taking any other connected action
  • Responsibility for the recruitment processes for independent persons and making recommendations for appointment to the Authority
  • Overviewing the constitution
  • Overviewing whistle blowing
  • Assessing reports from the Ombudsman and developing protocols

Standards Committee Annual Work Programme

The Standards Committee work programme which contains a breakdown of the duties of the committee by meeting which can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

Standards Committee Annual Work Programme 2021-22 (pdf 118.17 KB)

Standards Committee Members

Members of Standards Committee consist of the Strategic Leadership Team and members of the Fire & Rescue Authority.  Other Fire & Rescue Service Officers attend as necessary.

The Independent Person is Peter Wilkinson

Steve Bull - CHAIR

Steve Bull - CHAIR

Derbyshire County Council
Ashbourne Division

Ged Potter - VICE CHAIR

Ged Potter - VICE CHAIR

Derby City Council
Allestree Ward

Jean Innes

Jean Innes

Derby County Council
St Mary's Division

Ruth Skelton

Ruth Skelton

Derby City Council
Blagreaves Ward

Standards Committee Meeting Dates

  • 23 September 2021
  • 2 December 2021
  • 24 March 2022