Abstracts: March 2nd, 2006

The toolkit is designed to help local authorities assess how well they are meeting the ethical agenda and to improve their arrangements. It is jointly badged by the Standards Board for England, the IDeA and the Audit Commission. The toolkit consists of four key elements, each of which is administered by either the Audit Commission or the IDeA.The toolkit includes guidance on a full audit with an in-depth assessment of the council’s compliance with the Code of Conduct and a light touch health check with a quick assessment of the roles and responsibilities of standards committees and monitoring officer roles and responsibilities.

The toolkit is available at: http://www.idea-knowledge.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=1115850