Strategic partnerships

Conwy and Denbighshire Public Service Board

The Act establishes Public Service Boards (PSBs), which is a body of partners who have committed to work together to assess the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of its area, setting objectives that maximise the PSBs contribution to the Well-being Goals. You can read more about the Goals in The Essentials guide.

Denbighshire is part of a joint Public Service Board that covers both Denbighshire and Conwy. The partners involved are:

Since the introduction of the Act in early 2016, we have been working together with partners to create a Well-being Assessment of our local area, which you can read online at www.conwyanddenbighshirepsb.org.uk

The PSB must produce its own Well-being Plan by May 2018, so is currently working on this now. You can view minutes from the PSB minutes here.

Community Safety Partnership

As a council, we are responsible for effectively tackling crime and disorder in Denbighshire. Every year we carry out an assessment of crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour and other behaviour that has a negative effect on the environment, and we consult with local communities to identify local priorities for Denbighshire.

We work with our partners to build safer communities and reduce crime, by tackling four key areas: substance misuse; domestic violence; anti-social behaviour; and youth offending.

Local Safeguarding Children’s Board

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) is responsible for protecting children and young people from significant harm, and for promoting their welfare. The LSCB decides how local child protection services should be planned, delivered and monitored. Denbighshire and Conwy work together on a joint LSCB for both counties.

The LSCB has two main functions: to coordinate all agencies’ work to promote the safety and welfare of children, and to ensure the effectiveness of that work. All agencies must comply with the All Wales Child Protection Procedures and the ‘Safeguarding Children: Working Together under the Children Act 2004’ guidance.

You can find out more about the work being done by the partnerships, and the aims they are working to achieve, in the Wellbeing plan.