Public services boards were established across Wales on 1st April 2016 under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 (the Act), bringing together public services to improve the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of their area, now and for future generations. This legislation makes it a statutory requirement for public services boards across Wales to undertake assessments of well-being for their area on a 5 year cycle and to use these assessments to develop and deliver well-being plans that will contribute to achieving the Welsh Government’s 7 well-being goals. More information can be found in the sections for the Well-being Act and Planning Together.
The PSB has four statutory member organisations (as stipulated in the Act):
- Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
- Torfaen County Borough Council
- South Wales Fire & Rescue Service
- Natural Resources Wales
Other partners have accepted invitations and joined Torfaen PSB:
- Gwent Police
- Police & Crime Commissioner for Gwent
- HM Prison and Probation Service
- Wales Community Rehabilitation Company
- Welsh Ministers
- Bron Afon Community Housing
- Melin Homes
- Torfaen Voluntary Alliance
- Torfaen Leisure Trust
- Torfaen Town and Community Councils
- Welsh Youth Parliament
- Youth Parliament
The full membership list can be found on the Who are we? page.
Terms of Reference and Memorandum of Understanding
Torfaen Public Services Board has agreed terms of reference (ToR), setting out purpose, process, procedures, membership and frequency of meetings.
The Board has also agreed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which sets out how the Board will work together.