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Audit and Standards Committee

The Committee promotes and maintains high standards of conduct by Councillors and Co-opted Members and oversees the Members' Code of Conduct.

Audit and Standards Committee meetings and membership.


Complaints about a Councillor or Co-opted Member

The Procedure for Dealing with Complaints Regarding Councillors and Co-opted Members sets out how we will deal with a complaint alleging a breach of the Members’ Code of Conduct by:

  • Sheffield City Councillors or Co-opted Members of the Council

  • Bradfield Parish Councillors

  • Ecclesfield Parish Councillors

  • Stocksbridge Town Councillors

The Council has appointed 3 Independent Persons (Mr Stuart Carvell, Mr Marvyn Moore and Mr David Waxman) to help the Monitoring Officer and Audit and Standards Committee in considering complaints about Councillors and Co-opted Members.


Make a complaint

Complaints should be made in writing using the complaint form and sent to:


Gillian Duckworth, Monitoring Officer
Sheffield City Council
Town Hall
Pinstone Street
S1 2HH


Contact us

If you require any further information or advice please contact Dave Ross:

Telephone 0114 2735033



The Monitoring Officer

Gillian Duckworth, Director of Legal and Governance, is the Monitoring Officer.

This is a statutory role, responsible for ensuring that the Council, its members and officers carry out their functions in a lawful and ethical manner.

The role includes:

  • Supporting the Standards Committee and the 3 independent people

  • Contributing to the promotion and maintenance of high standards of conduct within the Council

  • Maintaining systems and processes for dealing with allegations of breaches of the Code of Conduct for Members

  • Investigating and reporting to the Standards Committee on allegations of breaches of the Code of Conduct for Members

  • Having rights of access to any information from Members and/or officers in connection with a standards complaint

  • Establishing and maintaining registers of members' interests, gifts and hospitality

  • Acting as a point of contact for advice and/or queries by elected members

  • Maintaining and updating the Constitution

  • Advising on various issues, poor administration and impropriety

  • Attending all meetings of the Cabinet whether public or private

  • Modified: Nov 7, 2016 2:33:11 PM