Public Services Boards (PSBs) have been established under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being by strengthening joint working across all public services in Wales.

Overview

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 establishes statutory PSBs which will replace the voluntary Local Service Boards in each local authority area. Each board will:

  • assess the state of economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being in its area
  • set objectives that are designed to maximise the PSBs contribution to the well-being goals.

Each PSB must prepare and publish a plan setting out its objectives and the steps it will take to meet them. This is called a Local Well-being Plan. It must say:

  • why the PSB feels their objectives will contribute within their local area to achieving the well-being goals
  • how it has had regard to the assessment of Local Well-being in setting its objectives and steps to take.

Each PSB will carry out an annual review of their plan showing their progress. When producing their assessments of local well-being and Local Well-being plan, PSBs must consult widely.

Monmouthshire Membership

The Statutory Members of the Board are:

  • Monmouthshire County Council
  • Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
  • South Wales First and Rescue
  • Natural Resources Wales

The Board must also invite a number of other partners to participate in its activity as ‘invited participants’:

  • The Welsh Ministers
  • The Chief Constable of South Wales Police
  • The South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Representatives of the National Probation Service and Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Monmouthshire Third Sector

Other partners who exercise functions of a public nature can also be involved in the delivery of its work.

In Monmouthshire, we have a Full Public Services Board which meets three times a year and provides strategic management of the agenda and a PSB Programme Board which ensures progress is made against well-being objectives.

More can be found on the goals of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 here.