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Build the Local Economy
- Improve the level of skills within our communities and workforce
- Support our small and medium sized businesses to be established and grow
- Invest in our key infrastructure
- Provide an attractive location to do business
- Develop a diverse economy that creates sustainable, high wage job opportunities
Provide the best start in life for all our Children
- Ensure early intervention, in particular to keep our region's most vulnerable children safe
- Invest in creating schools fit for the 21st century which are at the heart of our communities
- Raise ambition and attainment, in particular to address inequalities
- Support children to be healthy and active
Protect our most vulnerable people
- Tackle the causes and effects of inequality and poverty
- Help older or vulnerable people live healthy and independent lives
- Ensure our older or vulnerable people receive the care and support they need
- Keep our communities safe
Be an inclusive Council
- Ensure that local people and communities are at the heart of our decision making
- Empower our communities to make the most of their assets
- Increase equality of opportunity
- Dates of Meetings in 2018
- 10 Apr,
- 21 Jun,
- 27 Sep
|1.||SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES|
|2.||DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST|
|3.||MINUTE OF MEETING OF 10 APRIL 2018
|4.||DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL FRAUD - REPORT BY HEAD OF FINANCE AND PROCUREMENT AND BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS MANAGER
Members are asked to:- (1) note the facts of a recent significant fraud which occurred at Dundee City Council; (2) note that a review on the lessons for other councils to consider made by Audit Scotland in their report has been undertaken by Finance & Procurement and Business & Technology Solutions; and (3) note that the review concluded that a comprehensive and robust system of internal control which aims to prevent and detect fraud currently exists for Purchase Ledger systems and processes, and consequently, the likelihood of a similar fraud as that perpetrated at Dundee City Council occurring has been assessed as low risk.
|5.||LOCAL AREA NETWORK - LOCAL SCRUTINY PLAN 2018/19 - REPORT BY HEAD OF LEGAL AND DEMOCRATIC SERVICES
Members are asked, having received a briefing from Audit Scotland on the Local Area Network lead, to consider the Local Scrutiny Plan 2018/19 for Dumfries and Galloway Council, as attached as an Appendix to this report.
|6.||DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY DRAFT ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT 2017/18 - REPORT BY DIRECTOR CORPORATE SERVICES
Members are asked to:- (1) review the draft Annual Governance Statement for 2017/18 (Appendix) and suggest additions and amendments; (2) delegate to the Head of Legal and Democratic Services to arrange the necessary revisions to the draft Annual Governance Statement following this Committee; and (3) note that the Annual Governance Statement for 2017/18 will form part of the unaudited financial accounts presented to Full Council on 26 June 2018.
|7.||VALUATION OF THE COUNCIL ASSETS - REPORT BY HEAD OF ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, HUMAN RESOURCES AND ASSETS
Members are asked to note the information provided in relation to the Council Asset Valuation Process.
|8.||HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRESS REPORT - REPORT BY THE HEAD OF ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, HUMAN RESOURCES AND ASSETS
Members are asked to: (1) review the overall summary of performance for the Corporate Health & Safety Plan for the period 1 October 2017 to 31 March 2018 (Appendix 1); and (2) scrutinise the exception reporting at Appendix 2 which details activities that are not on target and action taken to mitigate or resolve these.
|9.||INTERNAL AUDIT REPORTS ISSUED IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2018 - REPORT BY HEAD OF LEGAL AND DEMOCRATIC SERVICES
Members are asked to note and comment on the internal audit reports finalised.
|10.||RISK MANAGEMENT UPDATE - REPORT BY HEAD OF LEGAL AND DEMOCRATIC SERVICES
Members are asked to: (1) note the co-ordination lead role that Internal Audit has on risk management and embedding this within the Council; (2) consider the summary of the use of risk management in the Council, prepared in response to the recommendation of the External Auditors; (3) note the Council’s Risk Management Policy has been updated and this is subject to consideration at Policy and Resources Committee on 14 June 2018; (4) subject to approval of the updated Policy, this Committee will be asked to consider the deployment of this at the September meeting; and (5) note that at the September meeting of this Committee, Members will be asked to consider the information and reporting necessary to support the exercise of its delegations.
|11.||SCRUTINY REVIEW - GROW THE LOCAL ECONOMY THROUGH THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS - FEEDBACK FROM WORKSHOP - REPORT BY HEAD OF LEGAL AND DEMOCRATIC SERVICES
Members are asked to:- (1) consider the evidence and information collected at the workshop held on 14 May 2018 as detailed in Appendices 1-3; and (2) agree this should be added to the evidence gathered for the ‘grow the local economy through the procurement process’ Scrutiny Review.
|12.||SCRUTINY REVIEW - IMPROVING INFORMATION SHARING DATA SHARING - FEEDBACK FROM WORKSHOPS - REPORT BY HEAD OF LEGAL AND DEMOCRATIC SERVICES
Members are asked to:- (1) consider the evidence and information collected at the workshops held on 14 May and 11 June 2018 as detailed in Appendices 1-5; and (2) agree this should be added to the evidence gathered for the Improving Information Data Sharing Scrutiny Review.
|13.||ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION|
The next meeting is scheduled for 10:30am on Thursday, 27th September 2018 in Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries
Issue Date:- 13 June 2018 at 17:05