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Agenda item

Code of Our Values, Behaviours and Conduct - Report of Corporate Director of Resources


The Council considered a report of the Corporate Director of Resources which presented proposals to replace the current code of conduct with a new code of values, behaviours and conduct (for copy see file of Minutes).


The current code had been reviewed with input from Human Resources, Legal Services and Internal Audit. This had resulted in a new modernised code which was easier to read and understand. It had also been extended to incorporate the council values which aligned to the new direction of travel. All employees would receive a copy of the new code in due course.


Councillor J Brown explained that the new code had been prepared to align with the work of the Council, the new modern ways of working and documented the high standards expected from all employees. The revised code has been agreed by the Constitution Working Group.


Councillor A Hopgood endorsed the comments made by the Cabinet Portfolio Holder and was pleased to note that suggestions made throughout the process had been incorporated into the final version.


Moved by Councillor J Brown, Seconded by Councillor A Hopgood and



That the Council agree to the revised Code of Values, Behaviours and Conduct.

Supporting documents:


Democratic Services
Durham County Council
County Hall
County Durham
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