The Audit and Risk
Management Committee is a key component of Wirral Council’s
corporate governance. It provides an independent and high-level
focus on the audit, assurance and reporting arrangements that
underpin good governance and financial standards.
The Committee provides
independent assurance on the adequacy of the risk management
framework and the associated control environment, independent
scrutiny of the Council’s financial and non-financial
performance to the extent that it affects the Council’s
exposure to risk and weakens the control environment, and to
oversee the financial reporting process. It oversees internal audit
and external audit, helping to ensure efficient and effective
assurance arrangements are in place.
Wirral Council is
fully committed to equalities and our obligations under The
Equality Act 2010 and Public Sector Equality Duty.
We encourage people
who have a protected characteristic to participate in public
meetings and in the democratic process. If you have any
adjustments that would help you attend or participate at this
meeting, please let us know as soon as possible and we would be
happy to facilitate where possible. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
questions must be submitted no later than midday three working days
before the meeting and are done so via this link: Public Question
note, anyone submitting public questions via email will be referred
to the link above.
do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your question by
the deadline for submission, please telephone the relevant
Committee Services Officer to confirm we have received your form.
Their contact details can be found further down this page, or email
A member of the public
may speak on up to two non-procedural items on any agenda if notice
has been given no later than midday three working days before
themeeting. No speech should exceed three minutes. Please
give notice to email@example.com.
If you do not receive
an acknowledgement of receipt of your statement by the deadline for
submission, please telephone the relevant Committee Services
Officer to confirm we have received your email. Their contact
details can be found further down this page.
Petitions may be
presented to the Committee if provided to Democratic and Member
Services no later than 10 working days before the meeting, at the
discretion of the Chair. The person presenting the petition will be
allowed to address the meeting briefly (not exceeding three minute)
to outline the aims of the petition. The Chair will refer the
matter to another appropriate body of the Council within whose
terms of reference it falls without discussion, unless a relevant
item appears elsewhere on the Agenda. If a petition contains more
than 5,000 signatures, it will be debated at a subsequent meeting
of Council for up to 15 minutes, at the discretion of the Chair.
Please give notice of petitions to firstname.lastname@example.org
in advance of the meeting.
For further information about how
we use the personal data of individuals speaking at Council and
Committee meetings, please see the following
document: Document Data Protection
Protocol for Public Speakers at Committees | Wirral