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The Standards Commission is an independent body whose purpose is to encourage high ethical standards in public life through the promotion and enforcement of Codes of Conduct for councillors and those appointed to the boards of devolved public bodies.

BSL video on Councillors' Code of Conduct and Guidance - Advice for Members of the Public

25th March 2021

We have created a British Sign Language video outlining and explaining the main provisions in the Councillors’ Code of Conduct. The video covers:
⦁ The key principles
⦁ General conduct including respect, confidentiality and gifts and hospitality
⦁ Registering and declaring interests
⦁ Lobbying and access
⦁ Taking quasi- judicial and regulatory decisions (such as decision on planning and licensing matters)
⦁ How to make a complaint and who to contact