Guide: Making a Complaint about a Devon County Councillor

Part 11

Generally

All complaints and reviews will be considered on their merits and according to the facts.

The Assessment Criteria, which are subject to review by the County Council’s Standards Committee, will be used as guidance in the consideration and determination of complaints and reviews but the Monitoring Officer or other decision maker, which will be an Assessment Sub-Committee or the full Standards Committee when it is not the Monitoring Officer, are entitled to depart from these criteria when they consider it appropriate to do so.