In 2017 the Equality, Local Government and
Communities Committee agreed to undertake an inquiry into
public service boards and the developing of well–being plans
in Wales, as part of its work on poverty in Wales. The terms of
reference for were:
- examine how public
service boards (PSBs) are targeting improvements to public
services in Wales’s most deprived
- assess the quality of
evidence used by PSBs in the
development of their local Well-Being Plans in relation to the
needs and experiences of people living in poverty, including how
PSBs are approaching the impending demise of Communities
- consider how PSBs are
specifically addressing rural poverty as part of the development of
their Well-Being plans
- explore and understand
the experiences of organisations (public, private and third-sector)
and individuals in the development of well-being plans and the potential impact of greater
regional working in the future.
The Committee consulted on this topic. The responses have been
In March 2018, the
Committee agreed to revise its terms of reference and focus on
public service boards.
The terms of reference
- To gain an
understanding of the structure and functions of the Public Services
- To explore the
effectiveness of PSBs, resourcing and capacity.
- To gather evidence of
issues or barriers that may impact on effective working, and
examples of good practice and innovation.