Scottish Borders Council

Agenda

Venue: Council Chambers. Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells

Contact: Eileen Graham, Tel: 01835 826585  E-mail:  eegraham@scotborders.gov.uk

Items
Note No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence.

2.

Order of Business.

3.

Declarations of Interest.

AUDIT & SCRUTINY BUSINESS

5 mins

4.

Minute. pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Minute of Meeting of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee held on 10 February 2020 to be approved and signed by the Chairman. (Copy attached.)

5 mins

5.

Action Tracker pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To note progress made on the Action Tracker.  (Copy attached).

AUDIT BUSINESS

30 mins

6.

Risk Management in Services

Presentation by Chief Social Work & Public Protection Officeron the strategic risks facing the Services and the internal controls and governance in place to manage / mitigate those risks to demonstrate how risk management is embedded within Services. (Verbal presentation).

 

15 mins

7.

Internal Audit Work to February 2020 pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Consider a report by Chief Officer Audit & Risk on findings from recent work carried out by Internal Audit, including the recommended audit actions agreed by Management to improve internal controls and governance arrangements, and Internal Audit work currently in progress.  (Copy attached).

 

15 mins

8.

Scotland's City Region and Growth Deals pdf icon PDF 7 MB

Consider report by the Accounts Commission published in January 2020 which provides an overview of the City Region and Growth Deals that have enabled economic development projects across Scotland, largely comprising infrastructure improvement, that have increased collaboration between councils and their partners. Supplement ‘Scrutiny Tool for Councillors’. (Copies attached).

 

Additional documents:

10 mins

9.

Internal Audit Charter pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Consider a report by Chief Officer Audit & Risk on the updated Internal Audit Charter for approval that defines the terms of reference for the Internal Audit function to carry out its role and to enable the Chief Audit Executive to prepare statutory annual Internal Audit opinions on the adequacy of internal controls, governance, and risk management.  (Copy attached).

 

Additional documents:

20 mins

10.

Internal Audit Strategy & Annual Plan 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Consider a report by Chief Officer Audit & Risk on proposed strategic direction to deliver Internal Audit assurance and support services to the Council, the Pension Fund, and the Health and Social Care Integration Joint Board, and on proposed Internal Audit annual plan 2020/21 to enable preparation of the statutory annual Internal Audit opinions on the adequacy of internal controls, governance, and risk management.  (Copies attached).

Additional documents:

11.

Any Other Audit Items Previously Circulated.

12.

Any Other Audit Items which the Chairman Decides are Urgent.

 

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Scottish Borders Council

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