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008/2013 – Amendment to the Independent Custody Visiting Scheme Guidelines dated June 2010 – 23 January 2013

Executive Summary and recommendation:

That paragraph 3 under Section (8) Recruitment be amended to read:

The Chief Executive will oversee the recruitment and selection of ICVs. Wherever reasonably possible, the Chief Executive with one Panel Co-Ordinator (preferably from the Panel which the applicant is applying for) and the Scheme Administrator will conduct interviews, with the Chief Executive being Chair of the Interview Panel. In exceptional circumstances whereby the Chief Executive is unavailable, the Interview Panel will consist of the Scheme Administrator and one Panel Co-Ordinator. Sifting of applications will also be undertaken by the Interview Panel. An interview must take place prior to any appointments to the Scheme, and the Interview Panel must fully record the reasons for decisions about appointment or non-appointment.

Police and Crime Commissioner decision:

Approved

Signature Date 23 January 2013
Title Police & Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire
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Public Access to Information

The Police and Crime Commissioner wishes to be as open and transparent as possible about the decisions he/she takes or are taken in his/her name. All decisions taken by the Commissioner will be subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

As a general principle, the Commissioner expects to be able to publish all decisions taken and all matters taken into account and all advice received when reaching the decision. Part 1 of this Notice will detail all information which the Commissioner will disclose into the public domain. The decision and information in Part 1 will be made available on the NYPCC web site within 2 working days of approval.

Only where material is properly classified as restricted under the GPMS or if that material falls within the description at 2(2) of The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011 will the Commissioner not disclose decisions and/or information provided to enable that decision to be made. In these instances, Part 2 of the Form will be used to detail those matters considered to be restricted. Information in Part 2 will not be published.

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Director/Chief OfficerJeremy Holderness has reviewed the request and is satisfied that it is correct and consistent with the NYPCC’s plans and priorities.
Legal Advice Legal advice has been sought on this proposal and is considered not to expose the PCC to risk of legal challenge.
Financial Advice The CC CFO has both been consulted on this proposal, for which budgetary provision already exists or is to be made in accordance with Part 1 or Part 2 of this Notice
Equalities Advice An assessment has been made of the equality impact of this proposal. Either there is considered to be minimal impact or the impact is outlined in Part1 or Part2 of this Notice.
I confirm that all the above advice has been sought and received and I am satisfied that this is an appropriate request to be submitted for a decision Date 23 January 2013
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