Each local authority (LA) should have a Monitoring Officer. They are usually a senior person in the organisation. This person is legally responsible for making sure high standards of office are promoted and maintained. Part of the Monitoring Officer’s job is to write a report:

  1. if they think the LA has acted (or appears to have acted) illegally, or is at risk of not following the law, and
  2. on any maladministration or injustice where the LGSCO has carried out an investigation.

You can find details of your LA’s Monitoring Officer if you type the name of your LA and the words “Monitoring Officer” into an internet search engine.