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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.

E-Learning Modules & Videos

In order to aid understanding of certain key aspects of the Codes of Conduct, the Standards Commission is developing a series of interactive training modules. The modules should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete, and can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

If you have any suggestions for topics you would like to be covered, please email: 

  • Social Media

    Several of the provisions within the Code can apply when a councillor or board member is using social media. These include ones concerning:
    • respect, bullying and harassment;
    • confidentiality;
    • relations with officers; and
    • the use of council or public body facilities.

  • Bullying and Harassment


    The Codes of Conduct make it clear that bullying and harassment is completely unacceptable. 

    Bullying and harassment (which includes sexual harassment) can be a
    course of behaviour or a one-off incident.