Local Code of Governance Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Combined Fire Authority
The CFA recognises that:
(i) Good governance leads to good management, good performance, good stewardship of public money, good public engagement and, ultimately, good outcomes for citizens and service users
The CFA is committed to applying the core principles set out in the SOLACE / CIPFA Delivering Good Governance Framework (2016) of:
- Behaving with integrity, demonstrating strong commitment to ethical values, and respecting the rule of law
- Ensuring openness and comprehensive stakeholder engagement
- Defining outcomes in terms of sustainable economic, social, and environmental benefits
- Determining the interventions necessary to optimise the achievement of the intended outcomes
- Developing the entity’s capacity, including the capability of its leadership and the individuals within it
- Managing risks and performance through robust internal control and strong public financial management
- Implementing good practices in transparency, reporting, and audit to deliver effective accountability
Lauren Haslam at Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service HQ, 12 Geoff Monk Way, Birstall, Leicester, LE4 3BU or by emailing email@example.com
Directory of Key Governance Documents:
1. The Constitution
- Part 1 – Summary and Explanation
- Part 2 – The Constitutional Framework – This sets out the Articles of the Constitution, the functions of the CFA and its Committees, the responsibilities of the Statutory Officers and the roles and responsibilities of Members.
- Part 3 – Decision Making – Building on the Articles in Part 2, this sets out who is responsible for decision making in the organisation and any rules that apply.
- Part 4 – Procedure Rules – This sets out the standing orders for the CFA and its Committees; by whom and how information can be accessed; the provisions concerning the employment of the Statutory Officers and the Deputy Chief Fire and Rescue Officer; and the financial and procurement rules for the organisation.
- Part 5 – Conduct and Probity – This set out the Codes of Conduct, the Complaints Procedure, the Anti-Fraud and Corruption Strategy, the Chairman/Chief Executive Protocol and the Indemnity Scheme.
- Part 6 – Members’ Allowance Scheme – This provides the scheme for the remuneration of Members.
- Part 7 – Management Structure
2. Key Policy Documents:
3. Key Budget and Risk Management Documents:
4. Key Decision Making Documents:
Our whistleblowing (policy / procedure) outlines how individuals can raise an issue anonymously.