Model code of conduct for members of devolved public bodies: consultation

This consultation presents proposals which will bring about important amendments to the Model Code of Conduct for Members of devolved public bodies since it was last reviewed in 2014.

Purpose of this consultation

The Scottish Government recognises that a number of new developments have occurred since the Model Code was last reviewed in 2014, and that it is important to take account of such changes and provide users with an opportunity to contribute. We want to make the Model Code easier to understand and to take account of developments in our society, such as the role of social media. We also want to strengthen the Model Code to reinforce the importance of behaving in a respectful manner and to make it clear that bullying and harassment is completely unacceptable and should not be tolerated. We want to produce a Model Code that is fit for purpose and to ensure the highest standards of conduct are maintained.



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