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Education & Resources

The Standards Commission provides training and support to councillors, members of devolved public bodies and other stakeholders to promote the Codes of Conduct and assist them in attaining the highest possible ethical standards.

Training

Training for Councillors and Members of Devolved Public Bodies

The Standards Commission provides guidance and support to assist councillors and members of devolved public bodies to act in accordance with the Codes of Conduct through the delivery of tailored training events.  The aim of these events is to provide advice to councillors and members on how to interpret the provisions of the Codes of Conduct.  Councillors and members are asked to submit questions and raise issues in advance so that the training can be tailored to cover current and organisational specific issues. 

The Standards Commission has produced a standard presentation on the Councillors' Code of Conduct, which can be tailored for specific events. This can be accessed from the table below.

Copies of other presentations from recent events can also be accessed from the table below.

The Standards Commission also provides advice on request to councillors and members of devolved public bodies.  We aim to do so within the timescales set out in the Standards Commission’s Service Charter, which can be found here.

For advice, more information or to request training, please contact us on 0131 348 6666 or by email to enquiries@standardscommission.org.uk.

Workshops for Monitoring Officers and Standards Officers

The Standards Commission holds separate annual events for both Council Monitoring Officers and for the Standards Officers of devolved public bodies. The aim of such events is to provide an opportunity for officers to network and to identify, and bring to the attention of the Standards Commission, any emerging and developing issues and trends. We can then discuss how to address these matters and concerns.

The Standards Commission also uses the workshops to advise officers of work we are undertaking and to seek their views on any proposed changes to our guidance or other training materials to ensure they continue to be fit for purpose.  

Please see our News page for information about any forthcoming workshops.

The Standards Commission also provides advice about the interpretation of the Codes of Conduct to officers on request.  We aim to do so within the timescales set out in the Standards Commission’s Service Charter.

For advice and further information, please contact us on 0131 348 6666 or by email to enquiries@standardscommission.org.uk.

Induction and Training Programmes

The Standards Commission can help councils and public bodies promote awareness and understanding of the Codes of Conduct among their councillors and members by supporting induction and training programmes. 

 

 

Downloads

Standard Presentation to Local Authorities

An example of the slides used in presentations to Local Authority Councillors and Officers
27th October 2016

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Standard Presentation to Devolved Public Bodies

An example of the slides used in presentations to Members of Devolved Public Bodies and Officers
4th November 2016

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Presentation to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar on 5 November 2015

5th November 2015

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Presentation on Role & Remit of Standards Commission to Chinese Delegation 26 October 2015

26th October 2015

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Presentation to West Dunbartonshire Council on 7 October 2015

27th October 2015

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Presentation to the Crofting Commission on 11 September 2015

11th September 2015

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Presentation to East Lothian Council on 12 May 2015

12th May 2015

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Presentation to North Lanarkshire Council on 17 March 2015

17th March 2015

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