Audit and Governance Committee
Monday, 21st January, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 2. View directions

Contact: Denise Hunt, Senior Democratic Services Officer  01305 224878 - Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


Code of Conduct

Councillors are required to comply with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 regarding disclosable pecuniary interests.


§    Check if there is an item of business on this agenda in which the member or other relevant person has a disclosable pecuniary interest.

§    Check that the interest has been notified to the Monitoring Officer (in writing) and entered in the Register (if not this must be done on the form available from the clerk within 28 days).

§    Disclose the interest at the meeting (in accordance with the County Council’s Code of Conduct) and in the absence of a dispensation to speak and/or vote, withdraw from any consideration of the item.


The Register of Interests is available on and the list of disclosable pecuniary interests is set out on the reverse of the form.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 188 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 25 October 2018.


Public Participation pdf icon PDF 8 KB

(a)        Public Speaking


(b)        Petitions


Points from the Chairman

To receive a verbal update from the Chairman of the Committee, including the Inquiry Day held on 15 January 2019.


Progress on Matters Raised at Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 104 KB

To consider a report outlining Cabinet decisions arising from recommendations of the Audit and Governance Committee or any outstanding actions identified at the last meeting.


Recruitment of Children's Social Workers pdf icon PDF 106 KB

To consider a report by the Director for Children, Adults & Communities (attached).


Financial Management Report pdf icon PDF 181 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Financial Officer (attached).


External Audit Plan pdf icon PDF 544 KB

To consider a report by the Council’s External Auditor (attached).


Report of Internal Audit Activity - Plan Progress 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 937 KB

To consider a report by the South West Audit Partnership (attached).


Treasury Management Mid Year update pdf icon PDF 255 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Financial Officer (attached).

Additional documents:


External Funding Update pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Executive (attached).


Monitoring Corporate Plan Outcomes: Summary of issues being addressed by the Overview and Scrutiny Committees, December 2018 pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Executive (attached).


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To consider the Committee’s current work programme.


Questions from County Councillors

To answer any questions received in writing by the Chief Executive by not later than 10.00am on 16 January 2019.