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The Harrow Council for Justice has been actively evaluating the procedures to monitor the conduct of the councillors because their council work draws them nearer to local people and community groups where respect for all is crucial in order to respect their individual or collective rights and needs. The nature of their work also demands good working relationship amongst themselves for readily delivering best possible services to the residents.

Over the years, the HCJ has noted an increase in the number of conduct related cases dealt by the borough councils which had resulted due to a variety of reasons including the members inadequate public relations skills, inappropriate behaviour and non-declaration of interest where such a declaration was required.

The HCJ has been concerned about the quality of the procedures to implement the members code of conduct at the local government level as well as the limitations of the Standards framework which makes the whole process less transparent
( http://www.hcrj.org.uk/News%20Page%2021.html ). Therefore, it is nice to note that many councils are currently developing their own procedures to deal with and monitor the conduct of their members.

The HCJ now seeks how other authorities, including the fire, health and police authorities, are shaping their code of conduct procedures to assure the quality of the decisions and interactions with people within or beyond the authority.

With this in mind and in view of the government’s drive for increased accountability, the HCJ looks forward to hearing from the authorities regarding their procedures to monitor the conduct of those involved in the service delivery or in the welfare of people, including their health and safety welfare.
   

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