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Dalton-le-Dale Parish Council

Policies and Procedures

Code of Conduct for Councillors

Dalton-le-Dale Parish Council has adopted this Code of Conduct to promote and maintain high standards of behaviour by its members and co-opted members whenever they conduct the business of the Council, including the business of the office to which they were elected or appointed, or when they claim to act or give the impression of acting as a representative of the Council.

This Code of Conduct is based on the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

Standing Orders

Standing orders are the written rules of the Parish Council. They are used to confirm the Council's internal organisational, administrative and procurement procedures and procedural matters for meetings. They are not the same as the policies of a Council but they may refer to them.

Risk Assessment

The management of risk is an important part of the Council's work; making sure that the people who use our facilities are safe, giving the staff the protection to get on with their work, and protecting the assets that the council hold. Risk assessment happens all the time, but once a year, the council brings the information together and collates it in a single document.

Risk assessment is a systematic general examination of working conditions, workplace activities and environmental factors that will enable the Parish Council to identify any and all potential inherent risks.  The Parish Council, based on a recorded assessment, will take all practical and necessary steps to reduce or eliminate the risks, insofar as is practically possible.

This document has been produced to enable the Parish Council to assess the risks that it faces and satisfy itself that it has taken adequate steps to minimise them.