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Audit and Governance

Joint Audit Committee

As part of the Financial Code of Practice, we are required to establish an independent Audit Committee to provide independent assurance to the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable on the adequacy of the risk management framework, the internal control environment and the integrity of the financial reporting and annual governance processes.

Committee Papers (see agendas, minutes and support reports below)

202020192018 2017 
09 March 2020 21 March 2019
20 March 2018 15 March 2017  
30 July 2020 30 July 2019 18 July 2018 13 July 2017  
05 October 2020 23 September 2019  20 September 2018  20 September 2017  
10 December 2020 28 November 2019  21 November 2018  22 November 2017  


Committee members

The committee members as from 1 April 2018 are:-

Rachel E Barber - Chair
John Cunliffe
Claire Hodson
Dianne G Walker

Register of Interests
Terms and Conditions
Terms of Reference
Expenses and Allowances 2019-20
Annual Report

If you wish to contact any member of the Joint Audit Committee, please contact the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in the first instance on or telephone 01492 805486



Governance Board

The purpose of the Joint Governance Board is to oversee the corporate governance arrangements for the Police and Crime Commissioner and North Wales Police, and to record these arrangements on an ongoing basis.

The Board is chaired by the Chief Finance Officer and members include the Chief Executive Officer, Director of Finance and Resources, Head of Finance, Finance Control Accountant, Chief Information Officer, Head of Information Standards and Compliance, Force Audit and Inspection Team, Member of the Joint Audit Committee and a member of the Internal Audit Team.

The Joint Govenance Board was suspended on 13 August 2019 with the intention of transferring the work to the Assurance Board, but, following a review is reinstated from March 2020.


Full terms of reference of the Board can be seen here.


 Minutes of the Joint Governance Board

2019 2018  
 5 February 2019  7 March 2018    
 11 June 2019  13 June 2018    
   5 September 2018    
   12 December 2018




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