Part 4 – Public Services Boards
9.Part 4 and Schedule 3 establishes statutory public services boards consisting of the main public services working in a local authority area. Part 4 establishes their aim in relation to improving well-being by contributing to the achievement of the well-being goals.
10.This Part requires public services boards to prepare and publish local well-being plans setting out their local objectives and the steps they propose to take to meet them. Public services boards are also required to undertake an assessment of the state of economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being in their local areas in order to inform the objectives within their local well-being plans.
11.Part 4 sets out who else a public services board may work with and provides for public services boards to merge or otherwise collaborate.
12.Schedule 4, also introduced by this Part, provides for consequential amendments and repeals to support the implementation of the provisions in Part 4 of the Act.