6 August 2020 - Annual Report Published
Torfaen Public Services Board has published its Annual Report for the period April 2019 to March 2020.
This is our second annual report of progress on our Well-being Plan and it’s seven objectives.
Further information and a copy of the report can be found on the monitoring progress page.
14 April 2020 - Lynn Tanner MBE
It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of Board Member Lynn Tanner.
Lynn passed away on 18th March, following a period of illness.
Lynn was the Chair of Torfaen Voluntary Alliance and involved with the organisation for many years. Their tribute can be found at tvawales.org.uk.
Many people in our communities will have known Lynn well and share our sadness at having lost such a passionate and caring ally.
She was a resolute and brave lady with real passion and understanding of both the value and needs of communities.
Our thoughts go out to Lynn’s family, our partners at TVA and everyone close to her.
We will greatly miss her enthusiasm, positivity and everything else she contributed to our work on well-being.
13 December 2019 - Torfaen Public Services Board become the first PSB in Wales to sign Children and Young People's Participation Standards charter
Children and young people in Torfaen set to have greater input into the design of future children and young people’s services.
Members of Torfaen's Public Services Board have recently took part in Children and Young People's National Participation Standards training and became the first PSB in Wales to sign up to the standards charter.
There are seven Children and Young People’s National Participation standards in Wales. Each standard looks to help organisations and individuals shape process, quality and experience of all work involving the participation of children and young people.
Staff at all levels across the Public Services Board partnership will see the benefits of involving children and young people in the design and planning of services and how they can embed this way of working into their day to day roles and responsibilities.
Signing the charter, Bill Purvis of Natural Resources Wales and Vice Chair of the PSB said,
"We have signed the standards charter to demonstrate our commitment to the children and young people here in Torfaen.
We want to ensure that leaders, strategy managers & policy planners and front line staff all have the knowledge and skills to involve young people in future planning and design of services for children and young people.
Public services will also see efficiencies in better-designed services and the public can be confident that we are creating provisions for Children and Young People that are vitally needed."
To view the National Participation Standards, please visit the Children in Wales website.