Agenda and decisions

Venue: Remote attendance meeting

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Appointment of Chair

To note that at the Annual Meeting, Council resolved that Councillor Rob Davies be appointed as Chair of the Committee.


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The committee formally noted that following the Annual Meeting, Councillor Rob Davies be appointed as Chair of the Committee.


Appointment of Vice Chair

To appoint a Vice-Chair for the Committee.

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That Councillor Steve Copple be appointed as Vice Chair of the committee.


Declarations of Interest (Including Whipping Declarations)

To receive any Declarations and advise Members accordingly.


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No Declarations were received.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 15 March 2023.

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That the minutes be approved as a correct record.


Disclosing and Barring Service Checks for Councillors pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To approve which Councillors will be checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service

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That the Council should undertake DBS checks on Councillors as follows:


(a)     Enhanced checks (without barred lists) of Members acting as

(a) Cabinet Members

(b) Members of the adoption and fostering panels


(b)     Standards checks for

(a) Members of the Education and Youth Overview and Scrutiny Committee; and

(b)  Members of the Social and Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee.


(c)     That lobbying through professional networks and the WGLA for changes to the legislation to enable an enhanced level of checks in respect of all Councillors given the vulnerable nature of the people they serve



Member Workshops Briefings and Seminars Update pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To provide members with an update on engagement events held since the last report.

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(a)      That a ‘training needs analysis’ was undertaken of all Members by the Democratic Service Manager to better inform future development programmes.

(b)      That if Members had any suggestions for future development, they were invited to contact the Democratic Services Manager to discuss them.

(c)       That a draft training and development plan was brought back to the Committee meeting in September.



Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To agree the items of business to be discussed at future

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(a)     That the Forward Work Programme, as amended, be noted; and

(b)     That the Democratic Services Manager, in consultation with the Committee Chairman, be authorised to vary the Forward Work Programme between meetings, as the need arises.

Members of the public and press in attendance

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There were no members of the press or public present.