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Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

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37Assessments of local well-being
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(1)A public services board must prepare and publish an assessment of the state of economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being in its area.

(2)Each board must publish the assessment no later than one year before the date on which a local well-being plan is to be published under subsection (6) or (7) of section 39.

(3)An assessment must—

(a)set out which community areas comprise the area of the board;

(b)include an analysis of the state of well-being in each community area and in the area as a whole;

(c)include an analysis of the state of well-being of the people in the area;

(d)include any further analysis that the board carries out by reference to criteria set and applied by it for the purpose of assessing economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being in the area or in any community situated in the area;

(e)include predictions of likely future trends in the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of the area;

(f)include any other related analytical data and information that the board considers appropriate.

(4)An analysis referred to in subsection (3)—

(a)must refer to any national indicators published under section 10;

(b)must refer to a future trends reports under section 11 to the extent that it is relevant to the assessment of well-being in the area.

(5)The community areas that comprise the area of a board are to be determined—

(a)in accordance with regulations made by the Welsh Ministers, or

(b)if no such regulations have been made, by the board.

(6)The analysis referred to in subsection (3)(c) may include analyses of particular categories of persons determined by the board by reference to—

(a)the fact that persons are vulnerable or otherwise disadvantaged for the same or similar reasons;

(b)the persons possessing a common protected characteristic within the meaning of Chapter 1 of Part 2 of the Equality Act 2010 (c.15);

(c)the persons being children (persons under the age of 18);

(d)the persons being young people entitled to support under sections 105 to 115 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (anaw 4) as described in section 104 of that Act;

(e)whether the persons—

(i)may have need for care and support (as described in Part 3 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014) (anaw 4)); or

(ii)provide or intend to provide care and support for persons who may need it;

(f)any other common factor the Board considers appropriate in describing a category of persons.

(7)Each board must send a copy of its assessment to—

(a)the Welsh Ministers;

(b)the Commissioner;

(c)the Auditor General for Wales;

(d)the local authority’s overview and scrutiny committee.

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