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Advice Notes & 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.

Advice Notes

The Standards Commission has issued Advice Notes for stakeholders, covering different aspects of the Codes of Conduct and the ethical standards framework.

The following Advice Notes relate to the 2021 Councillors' and Model Codes of Conduct, to be issued on 7 December 2021. Should you require any Advice Notes relating to previous versions of the Codes of Conduct, please contact us via email: enquiries@standardscommission.org.uk 

Councillors Advice Notes

Councillors: Advice Note on Arm's Length External Organisations

1st December 2021

Councillors: Advice Note on Bullying and Harassment

1st December 2021

Councillors: Advice Note on Gifts and Hospitality

1st December 2021

Councillors: Advice Note on How to Declare Interests

1st December 2021

Councillors: Advice Note on Article 10 ECHR

1st December 2021

Councillors: Advice Note on Social Media

1st December 2021

Councillors: Advice Note on Distinguishing Between their Strategic Role and any Operational Work

1st December 2021

Councillors: Advice Note on the Role of a Monitoring Officer

1st December 2021

Councillors: "Assisting Constituents" Card

1st December 2021

Advice Note for the Public on the Councillors' Code of Conduct

1st December 2021

Members: Advice Note on Bullying and Harassment

1st December 2021

Members: Advice on the Role of a Standards Officer

1st December 2021

Members: Advice Note on Article 10 ECHR

1st December 2021

Members: Advice Note on How to Declare Interests

1st December 2021

Members: Advice Note on Relations Between Members and Employees

1st December 2021

Members: Advice Note on Social Media

1st December 2021

Members: Advice Note for Members of Health and Social Care Integration Joint Boards

2nd December 2021

Advice Note for the Public on the Model Code of Conduct

1st December 2021