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Corporate Governance Committee

5th June 2007

A meeting of the Corporate Governance Committee which you are requested to attend will be held on Tuesday 5 June 2007 at 10.00hrs in the Conference Room, Devon & Cornwall Police Authority, Endeavour House, Woodwater Park, Exeter to consider the items as detailed on the Agenda given below.

Any papers listed as "to follow", urgent items or supplementary papers will be made available as soon as possible and in any event at least 30 minutes before the start of the meeting.

S G Davey
Chief Executive & Clerk
To The Police Authority

Meeting agenda

Opening Sessions

  1. Election of Chairman
  2. Appointment of Vice-Chairman
  3. Introduction to Risk Management - presentation by Peter Osborne
    Peter Osborne is the Risk and Health & Safety Adviser for South Hams District Council and the Chair of the South West Region of the Association of Local Authority Risk Managers (ALARM). Peter has delivered risk management training and awareness sessions to Members of the District Council and is a qualified risk practitioner
  4. Apologies
    To receive apologies for absence from Members unable to attend the meeting.
  5. Declarations of Interests
    To receive any declarations from Members / Officers of personal and / or prejudicial interest in respect of matters for consideration at this meeting, together with the appropriate statement on the nature of any such declared interests.
  6. Minutes
    To confirm the minutes of the meeting held 13 March 2007 on as a correct record.
  7. Update on the implementation of the Recommendations from the Police Authority's PIR of Risk Management
    Following the acceptance of the Police Authority's PIR of Risk Management, this report provides an update of activity that has taken place
  8. Police Authority Risk Register
    Following observations made at the last Corporate Governance Committee, the Authority's Risk Register has been reviewed and refreshed to ensure it provides Members and Officers with a clear and honest representation of risk affecting the Authority. The updated Risk Register is presented to the Committee for consideration.
  9. Review of the Effectiveness of Internal Audit
  10. Report from Devon Audit Services
    This report summarises performance by Devon Audit Services against audit plans agreed for the financial years 2006/7 and highlights key developments and issues which have influenced that performance.
  11. Effectiveness of Internal Audit - Police Authority
    The Authority is required to undertake an annual review of the effectiveness of internal audit in accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations. Users of the internal audit service were asked to provide a summary assessment of the present service arrangements. This report provides the Committee with a summary of the responses.
  12. Audit Commission Audit Plan 2007/2008
    This report details the planned audit activity by the Audit Commission for 2007/08
  13. Data Quality Review - Audit Commission Report
    This report presents the Audit Commission's results of their review of Data Quality. The purpose of the review was to determine whether the Authority has robust arrangements in place to secure the quality of key performance data, and whether these arrangements are being applied in practice.
  14. Annual Internal Audit Report
    This report outlines the activities of the Internal Audit Manager for the Police Authority in partnership with Devon Audit Services since the audit activity report presented to the meeting of the Corporate Governance Committee held at Endeavour House on 13 March 2007. This final report for 2006-07 summarises work not previously reported and gives our opinion on the adequacy of the overall control environment.
  15. Statement of Internal Control
    The Authority is required to make a Statement of Internal Control as part of its accounts. The draft Statement is presented for the Committee's consideration and approval.
  16. Financial Regulations and Standing Order for Tenders and Contracts
    The report identifies changes to financial regulations and Standing Order for Tenders and Contracts to bring them up to date with EU regulations and proposed Force procedures.

If you require any further information regarding this meeting please contact: Joy Norris email:

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