Governance codes and reports
This section contains the codes and procedures which govern the work of the Fire Authority and its committees, together with the annual reports on governance matters.
Code of Corporate Governance
Here you will find the Authority's Code of Corporate Governance.
Fire Authority Members' Handbook
This handbook contains information aimed at assisting Members on a day to day basis, such as details of committees' terms of reference and Standing Orders.
Members Code of Conduct
Here you will find the Members Code of Conduct.
Protocol on Audio/Visual Recording and Photography at Meetings
Here you will find the Protocol on Audio/Visual Recording and Photography at Meetings
Annual Statement of Assurance
The Annual Statement of Assurance can be found within the Annual Report. Annual reports can be found here
Annual Governance Reports and Audit and Inspection Letters
Details of Audit Reports and Letters are considered by the Audit and Performance Review Committee, and can be found in Committee Papers
Older Audit Letters and Reports
Until 2008, annual audit and inspection was carried out by the Audit Commission under Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA) procedures. From 2009 to 2010, this changed to Comprehensive Area Assessment (CAA), which in turn was abolished by the Government in May 2010.