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Being a Councillor: The Legal and Governance Framework - Bethan Evans Governance Training and Consultancy

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Being a Councillor: The Legal and Governance Framework - Bethan Evans Governance Training and Consultancy
Title:
Being a Councillor: The Legal and Governance Framework - Bethan Evans Governance Training and Consultancy
When:
On demand
Where:
In-house
Category:
Governance

Description

To provide an overview of the legal and governance framework which underpins the role of a councillor in local government.

Perfect for

  • Newly elected councillors (ideal as part of an induction programme)
  • Refresher know-how for returning councillors
  • Councillors with a particular leadership role in the council

Module Content

  • The basics of how a local authority operates
  • Local authority functions and powers
  • The role of an elected councillor – decision making, scrutiny, ward representation, quasi-judicial roles
  • Councillor decision making – collective and individual
  • Key legal areas including freedom of information and data
  • The risks and liabilities of being a councillor – danger areas to be aware of
  • Modern challenges and opportunities including social media
  • Top tips for effective operation as a councillor.

Skills Framework

  • Addresses all the skills but particularly
  • Local leadership
  • Political understanding
  • Scrutiny and challenge
  • Regulating and monitoring

Outcomes

That councillors have a strong understanding of the legal and governance framework surrounding the role of an elected councillor and confidence in their remit and powers.

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Venue

Location:
In-house
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