Audit & Corporate Services Review Committee 15/05/24

Meeting Date : 15/05/2024

10am, Virtual Meeting

1. To receive apologies for absence

2. To receive any disclosures of interest by Members or Officers in respect of any item of business

3. To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on the 28 February 2024

4. To note the Action Log from the previous meeting

5. To receive the report of the meeting of the Health and Safety Group held on 19 March 2024

6. To consider the following reports:

11/24 Annual Audit Summary 2023
The Auditor General for Wales’ Annual Audit summary shows the work completed since the last Annual Audit Summary, which was issued in February 2023.

12/24 Internal Audit Reports
These reports provide an update of progress towards delivery of the 2023/24 Internal Audit Annual Plan, and a summary of the work undertaken to date, together with reports completed since the last meeting.

13/24 Action Log for External Performance Audit and Internal Audit (Ending 31 March 2024)
The report assists with monitoring of actions agreed from Audit reviews.

14/24 Health, Safety & Wellbeing Quarterly Report
The report provides a brief update on Health & Safety incidents January – April 2024 and other H&S matters that may be of interest to the Committee.

15/24 Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) – Update Report
This report provides a brief update on the Authority’s work to improve the management of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) with a specific focus on the work of the Countryside Management Team.

16/24 Well-being Objectives Performance Report
The report provides progress against Priority Indicators/ Projects/ Work Programmes for the Period Ending 31st March 2024

17/24 Assurance Monitoring Report – Compliance, Public and Statutory Duties and Corporate Improvement
This report acts as one element of the Authority’s risk management approach and supports officers and Members in monitoring, assessing and responding to compliance and corporate improvement areas of work.

18/24 Corporate Improvement Project – Improving management and communication of Corporate Policies and Standards
Officers have identified that there is a need to improve the Authority’s approach to management and communication of corporate policies and standards.  Members are asked to receive and note the update report.

7. To consider whether the public should be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following item due to the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972

8.  To consider the following report:

19/24 Implementation of Risk Management Policy
To update Members on the implementation of the new Risk Management Policy through presenting a draft Risk Register and draft Risk Appetite Statement.

9.   To delegate any issues of concern to the Continuous Improvement Group for consideration