Rothersthorpe, Rothersthorpe Parish Council

Rothersthorpe Parish Council Policies & Procedures

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Civility and respect should be at the heart of public life, and good governance is fundamental to ensuring an effective and well-functioning democracy at all levels.

The intimidation, abuse, bullying and harassment of councillors, clerks and council staff, in person or online, is unacceptable, whether by councillors, clerks, council staff, or public members.

This can prevent councils from functioning effectively, councillors from representing local people, discourage people from getting involved, including standing for election, and undermine public confidence and trust in local democracy.

Rothersthorpe Parish Council are proud to sign the NALC Civility & Respect Pledge and agree that our council will treat councillors, clerks, employees, members of the public, and representatives of partner organisations and volunteers with civility and respect in their roles.

We will continue to implement, improve and future proof our working practices and affirm:

- Have put in place a training programme for councillors and staff
- Have signed up to the Code of Conduct for councillors
- Have good governance arrangements in place including staff contracts and a dignity at work policy
- Will seek professional help at the early stages should civility and respect issues arise
- Will commit to calling out bullying and harassment if and when it happens
- Will continue to learn from best practices in the sector and aspire to be a role model/champion council through for example the local Local Council Award Scheme
- Supports the continued lobbying for change in legislation to support the Civility and Respect Pledge including sanctions for elected members where appropriate

Standing Orders

Bullying & Harassment Statement

Code of Conduct

Dignity at Work Policy