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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.

Standards Commission Surveys

The Standards Commission occasionally undertakes surveys to obtain the views of stakeholders on aspects of our work, including proposed changes to our guidance.  

Details of any ongoing surveys can be accessed below.

The Standards Commission issued a survey to members of devolved public bodies at the end of August 2018. The intention of the survey was to establish whether the lack of complaints about members of devolved public bodies was the result of a high level of adherence to the Codes of Conduct (based on the Model Code of Conduct) or whether poor conduct was taking place but going unreported. The Standards Commission also sought to establish the extent of awareness amongst members of certain provisions in the Codes.  Documents summarising the responses received can also be accessed below.



Detailed Summary of Survey Responses

Further analysis of responses to survey of members of devolved public bodies
14th February 2019

Outcome of Survey of Members of Devolved Public Bodies

Summary of Responses to Survey
14th November 2018

Survey on the Hearing Process

Feedback sought from Hearing participants and attendees, from cases which were heard or dealt with after 4 January 2016.