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Cwm Taf Public Services Board Joint Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Background Information

The Well-being of Future Generations Act 2015 gives a legally binding common purpose to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of their area by contributing to the achievement of the 7 national well-being goals. The Well-being of Future Generations Act (the Act) puts a well-being duty on specified public bodies including local authorities, local health boards, fire and rescue services and Natural Resources Wales to act jointly via PSBs.

PSBs are required to:

  • assess the state of economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being in their areas (the Well-being Assessment);
  • use that assessment to set local well-being objectives (the Well-being Plan); and
  • act together to meet those objectives

To reduce duplication and enable more effective joint working to improve well-being for people within the Cwm Taf Morgannwg area, the two PSBs currently in place within the footprint (Cwm Taf and Bridgend) have taken forward a merger to create a new PSB for the Cwm Taf Morgannwg area. This merger will enable the PSB to align with the health board footprint, as well as being co-terminus with the ‘Mid Glamorgan’ basic command unit of South Wales Police. 

Scrutiny Arrangements

In order to ensure democratic accountability of the PSB, there is a statutory requirement set out in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act, 2015 and associated statutory guidance for a designated Local Government Scrutiny Committee of the relevant authority to scrutinise the work of the PSB.

All agendas and reports can be found at the Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council website (as the administrators for this committee) using the following link:

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