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The collective responsibilities of the Board

To comply with the Act and guidance the Board must ensure that it:

  1. Prepares and publishes an assessment of the state of economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being in its area no later than a year before it publishes its local well-being plan
  2. Prepares and publishes a local well-being plan setting out its local objectives and the steps it proposes to take to meet them no later than 12 months following the local government ordinary election in 2017 and no later than 12 months after each subsequent ordinary election.
  3. Prepares and publishes an annual report no later than 14 months after the publication of its first local well-being plan in order to enable the board to report on the full year's activity. This report will set out the steps taken since the publication of the Board's most recent local well-being plan to meet the objectives set out in the plan. 
  4. Prepares and publishes an annual report no later than one year after the publication of each previous annual report except for the years following local government elections when a new local well-being plan is being prepared and published).
  5. Sends a copy of the well-being assessment, the well-being plan and each annual report to the Welsh Ministers, the Commissioner, the Auditor General for Wales and the council's overview and scrutiny committee.
  6. Engages in a purposeful relationship with the people and communities in the area, including children and young people, Welsh-speakers and those with protected characteristics, in all aspects of its work.
  7. Ensures that its processes operate with propriety and impartiality
  8. Is alive to the risks of any perception arising that a particular group is being afforded excessive access to, or influence over a board's deliberations.
  9. Takes additional steps outside of meetings to ensure that the public voice is heard and helps to shape both the well-being assessment and well-being plan. 
  10. Provides opportunities for people to raise and debate ideas through online and offline engagement arrangements.

Your responsibilities as a statutory member or invited participant

As a statutory member or invited participant, to comply with the Act and guidance you must:

  1. Ensure that any designated representatives attending meetings of the Board should have the authority to make decisions on behalf of their organisation
  2. Provide information that the Board requests about any action they take that may contribute to achieving the well-being goals. However you are not required to provide information if;
    - they consider it would be incompatible with their duties
    - it had an adverse effect on the exercise of their functions
    - they were prohibited from providing it by law
  3. Provide the board with written reasons for your decision if you decide not to provide information that the board has requested 
  4. Provide any evidence requested by the Council's designated scrutiny committee but only in respect of the exercise of joint functions conferred on you as a member of the Board

Committed and consistent attendance by the right people has been identified as a key success factor by partners.  As a statutory member or invited participant you should do all that you can to fulfil this ideal.

As a statutory member or invited participant you should demonstrate leadership by:

  • Ensuring that you understand the sustainable development principle and by adopting the five sustainable development behaviours into your day to day work. You can find the behaviours here.
  • Ensuring that you are aware of the commitments that underpin the work of the Board and are able to take positive steps to promote them within your organisation
  • Reflecting on and adopting the public service leadership behaviours developed by Academi Wales
  • Contributing to shared planning and resourcing to deliver the wellbeing objectives and other priorities agreed by the Board
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