Governance structure

As part of the 2016/17 annual review of governance a new Governance Structure was developed to replace the old Code of Corporate Governance and to meet the core governance principles stated in the Framework.

The Governance Structure includes key governance documents to improve accessibility for staff and the public and to provide a visual representation of the structure.

Core governance principles

  1. Behaving with integrity, demonstrating strong commitment to ethical values, and respecting the rule of law
  2. Ensuring openness and comprehensive stakeholder engagement
  3. Defining outcomes in terms of sustainable economic, social, and environmental benefits
  4. Determining the interventions necessary to optimise the achievement of the intended outcomes
  5. Developing the entity’s capacity, including the capability of its leadership and the individuals within it
  6. Managing risks and performance through robust internal control and strong public financial management
  7. Implementing good practices in transparency, reporting, and audit to deliver effective accountability

Governance comprises the arrangements (including political, economic, social, environmental, administrative, legal and other arrangements) put in place to ensure that the intended outcomes for stakeholders are defined and achieved.  Together the documents below outline the governance structure in place at Harrow Council to meet the core governance principles stated above.

The Constitution - key documents

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Other key documents

Key external documents