Taxonomy List

Corporate Governance

Good governance in local government is about:

  • delivering priorities,
  • achieving objectives,
  • behaving with integrity and acting in the public interest, and
  • acting in ways that are consistent with legal, regulatory and government policy obligations.

This section sets out some of the key policies and procedures by which we achieve good governance.

Anti-Fraud and Corruption

Meath County Council is committed to preserving the highest standards of honesty, transparency, probity and accountability, and recognises that councillors and employees play a key role in achieving these aims.

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Child Safeguarding

Meath County Council is committed to a child-centred approach to our work with children in the delivery of all our services and activities.

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Ethics, Governance and Code of Conduct

Part 15 of the Local Government Act 2001 sets out an ethics framework specific to councillors, managers and employees, and is applicable generally across all areas of the council’s work. This framework imposes a statutory duty on all in the service to maintain proper standards of integrity, conduct and concern for the public interest.

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Protected Disclosures

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 is intended to provide a robust statutory framework within which workers can raise concerns regarding potential wrongdoing that has come to their attention in the workplace, in the knowledge that protections are available to them from any form of penalisation from doing so.

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Regulation of Lobbying

Section 6(4) of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 requires each public body to publish a list of designated Public Officials of the body.

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Risk Management

Our approach to assessing and managing risk to support the strategic and operational decision-making process.

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