Local Accountability and Governance

Understanding control, risk, scrutiny and leadership in alternative service models

29th November 2011, Westminster Studios, Central London

With more commissioning and less direct service delivery, this timely conference will provide you with the opportunity to explore how to promote quality, maintain standards and ensure effective governance and accountability. Furthermore, your peers will be demonstrating how councils are tackling important legal and organisational issues.

Keynote address:

Baroness Hanham CBE Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government

Other speakers include:

  • Cllr Mark Bee, Leader, Suffolk County Council
  • Ged Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Liverpool City Council
  • Jessica Crowe, Executive Director, Centre for Public Scrutiny
  • Cllr Stephen Greenhalgh,Leader, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Dr Jane Martin, Local Government Ombudsman and Acting Chair, Commission for Local Administration in England

Benefits of attending this event:

Get an insider’s briefing from Ged Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Liverpool City Council, on how they are maintaining quality in the new era of shared services

Discover what works – real life examples from top management in 5 local authorities on how they are tackling important legal and organisational issues

Get key policy insights – 14 expert speakers share best practice so you have a blueprint for controlling risk whilst maintaining service quality

Attend specialist sessions relevant to your work – choose between the new management skills needed, learning lessons from complaints, mutualisation and social enterprise accountability and the role of legal enforcement and governance

Maximum learning value – watch the conference again online! All delegates receive post-event access to watch speaker presentations via the Policy Review TV service,AND can download all conference papers

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