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Standards Committee Meetings


The role of the Standards Committee is to to strengthen and maintain high standards of conduct throughout the Service.

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

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 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)

Derbyshire County Council - Ashbourne Division


Ged Potter (Vice Chair)

Derbyshire County Council - Allestree Division


Jean Innes

Derbyshire County Council - St Mary's Division


Paul Smith

Derbyshire County Council - Alfreton and Somercotes Division


Ruth Skelton

Derby City Council - Blagreaves Ward

Meeting Dates

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