Last updated March 2021
We are committed to abiding by the standards of the UK Code for Sport Governance published by Sport England.
On this page we’ve provided the principles of the Code and our supporting documents to demonstrate how we uphold the Code.
At the bottom of the page you can also find information about NCC’s Whistleblowing policy.
The below policies and documents are subject to review and will be updated by June 2022.
Section 1 – Structure
“Organisations shall have a clear and appropriate governance structure, led by a Board which is collectively responsible for the long-term success of the organisation and exclusively vested with the power to lead it. The Board shall be properly constituted, and shall operate effectively.”
Section 2 – People
“Organisations shall recruit and engage people with appropriate diversity, independence, skills, experience and knowledge to take effective decisions that further the organisation’s goals.”
Our current Equality, Inclusivity and Diversity plans are under review in line with the Code for Sports Governance, and will be updated in May 2022.
Our current Equality Policy is under review in line with the Code for Sports Governance, and will be updated in May 2022.
Our current Equality, inclusivity and diversity plans are under review in line with the Code for Sports Governance, and will be updated in May 2022.
Section 3 – Communications
“Organisations shall be transparent and accountable, engaging effectively with stakeholders and nurturing internal democracy.”
Our Privacy Notice is hosted on the Norfolk County Council website.
Section 4 – Policies and Processes
As a person working for the Council you may be the first to realise that there could be something seriously wrong within the Council. However, you may feel that speaking up would be disloyal to your colleagues or to the Council. You may also fear harassment or victimisation. In these circumstances it may be easier to ignore the concern rather than report what may just be a suspicion of malpractice.
The purpose of this Policy and the accompanying Whistleblowing Procedure is to make it clear that you can raise your concerns in confidence without fear of victimisation, subsequent discrimination or disadvantage. The Council encourages you to raise serious concerns in the first instance within the Council rather than overlooking a problem or ‘blowing the whistle’ outside. And it is always better that you raise the matter when it is just a concern, rather than waiting for proof.
The NCC Whistleblowing Policy, Procedure and Form is hosted on the intranet: https://intranet.norfolk.gov.uk/tasks/working-at-ncc/whistleblowing