Strategic partnerships

Conwy and Denbighshire Public Service Board

The Well-being of Future Generations 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":

Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015: The Essentials (PDF, 2.5MB) (external website)

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

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.

Alternative Service Delivery Model Toolkit

Alternative Service Delivery Model Toolkit (PDF, 1.41MB)

The purpose of this document is to signpost you to information you require in terms of consideration for delivering services within the Council. It offers guidance on alternative service delivery models which includes arrangements for commissioned services, an in house service, arms’ length service delivery, partnerships and collaborative working. Policies and practices are already set up for these processes, and this document should help you identify a way forward and provide links to methodology, policy, scrutiny requirements, good practice and so forth. 

You will need to remember that consideration for the more complex models, such as the commissioned services and arm’s length service delivery MUST be taken through the Council’s correct processes and worked through with Finance and Property, Legal, Human Resource, Democratic and Procurement services. 

It is important to review and assess partnerships regularly to make sure they offer value for money and that the intended outcomes are achieved. The purpose of this Toolkit is to help us, with our partners, to review the service delivery models we are involved in, and to ensure good governance arrangements are in place. It offers signposts to appropriate policies and good practice. This in turn should lead to better accountability, clearer understanding about performance, and subsequently, improved services for our communities.

The Council is positive about approaching partners and approaches from partners to consider different forms of service provision to maximise use of all resources for a better outcome for our communities. We are flexible in terms of working with partners and will consider most options.