CIPFA Better Governance Forum
Why a Better Governance Forum?
Effective corporate governance resides at the heart of the Government's agenda to continually modernise and improve public services. There is also a recognised need for public sector organisations to work together to counter fraud and corruption, implement effective risk management strategies and to promote good conduct and behaviour and high ethical standards within public services. Further, Freedom of Information and Data Protection requires processes and policies to ensure that information is processed and stored legally and retrieved efficiently. In addition to all this, organisations need to have proper systems in place to prevent violence in the workplace and ensure business continuity planning to ensure civil resilience. Specialist processes correctly applied in these fields are part of the public's definition of a modern organisation.
Until now, there has not been a focal point for bringing together senior public sector practitioners engaged in the delivery of better governance. Our Forum offers a unique platform for senior managers to work together across the whole of the public sector, enabling the sharing of experience and good practice.