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Guide: Making a Complaint about a Devon County Councillor
- Part 1How do I make a complaint?
- Part 2What is a Standards Committee?
- Part 3What complaints does the Standards Committee deal with?
- Part 4How should I set out my complaint?
- Part 5What happens to my complaint – how is it processed and dealt with?
- Part 6What happens after my complaint has been looked at?
- Part 7Withdrawal of complaints
- Part 8Complainant confidentiality
- Part 9Conflicts of interests
- Part 10Retention of Records
- Part 11Generally
- Part 12Assessment Criteria
What happens after my complaint has been looked at?
When a decision has been reached on your complaint the Council will notify you in writing telling you what that decision is and what action has or will be taken.
Any action or investigation will be implemented. If other action is determined as appropriate and either party declines to cooperate that will be reported to the Monitoring Officer who may decide to progress the original complaint through the process as set out above.
If potential criminal offences are identified and the complaint referred for investigation with a view to prosecution the appropriate procedures of the police or Council will be followed so as to protect the integrity of their investigation.
Any investigations and hearings following the Standards investigation are outside of the scope of this procedure and will be subject to separate procedural rules.