Mental Health for Councillors – free taster training webinar

Want to take part in our Mental Health for Councillors taster session? Join our webinar with Ed Davie from the Centre for Mental Health on Tuesday 11th June 2024 from 12 noon to 1pm. This taster session will give you a better understanding of mental health issues and the supportive training that’s available for elected … Continued

ADSO’s response to the consultation on the Code of Practice on Good Governance for Local Statutory Officers

Here is ADSO’s response to the draft Code of Practice on Good Governance.   The Code of Practice for Good Governance provides advice and sets expectations for the three statutory roles of head of paid service, chief finance officer and monitoring officer, aimed at enabling them to effectively work together in delivering good governance within … Continued

The Modern Democratic Services Officer – Get involved

We hosted a thought-provoking webinar on Friday 8 March 2024, exploring the role of the Modern Democratic Services Officer. Catherine Howe, Chief Executive of Adur & Worthing Councils, gave a fascinating presentation. She highlighted the importance of democratic services officers being at the centre of reshaping governance processes and approaches to citizen engagement, so that we can keep pace with digitalisation and other challenges for local democracy. Find out how you can get involved in the next steps.

CfGS webinar on Health Scrutiny changes

CfGS are holding a webinar on Tuesday 16th January 2024 at 9.30am to update people on the new regulations and statutory guidance relating to the changed powers around health scrutiny, at which DHSC colleagues will be present. Sign up for the webinar Changes to Health Scrutiny webinar  

Notice of ADSO General meeting – 23 November 2023

The ADSO Board has agreed to have a General Meeting of the Association to review and update the Articles of Association, including the format and date of the Annual General Meeting. Please find the link to the agenda and papers for this General Meeting below, to be held on Thursday 23rd November 2023 at 4.45pm … Continued