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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 5, Guildhall, Swansea. View directions

Contact: Scrutiny 636292 

No. Item


Disclosures of Personal and Prejudicial Interests.


·         Cllrs Mary Jones and Jeff Jones have a daughter who is a practicing midwife in Swansea


Public Questions


·         None


Notes and Conveners Letter pdf icon PDF 114 KB

·         To approve & sign the Notes of the previous meeting(s) as a correct record.


Additional documents:


·         Approved


Statutory Member Question and Answer Session - Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board pdf icon PDF 102 KB

·         Andrew Davies -  Cadeirydd Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg


·         Professor Davies thanked the Panel for the invitation

·         Well-being Plan reflected where PSB was at the time – process largely dictated by scale and legislation. May do things differently if setting up now

·         There has been insufficient time for relationships with partners to be established

·         PSB developed in a complex way with many organisations dealing with multiple PSBs (e.g. NRW)

·         Current governance review should simplify the structure

·         Looking to align and streamline the work

·         Could be more ambitious in relation to Early Years

·         Need to look at timeframes and whether the work is ‘smart’. Look at clarity of framework

·         Looking at reviewing work streams and reviewing the leadership if this isn’t effective

·         Scrutiny raises the profile of issues

·         Effective governance requires effective scrutiny and leads to improved decision making

·         A new structure could improve long term strategic aims and contribute to changes, still early days

·         No imminent plans for things to go regional

·         Accountability difficult as the scrutiny of individual organisations is not easy

·         Making multi-agency decisions is difficult

·         Financially the input the PSB is minimal but accept the impact on officer time

·         Pooled budgets may be a solution but should come after relationships and processes are established

·         Processes should be in the best interest of the Service User



Early Years - Objective Lead Update on Action Plan

A PowerPoint presentation will be given at the meeting


·         Alison Williams – Family Resources Manager

·         Gary Mahoney – Early Years Progression Officer


·         Team went through presentation

·         Amount and quality of work under early years very impressive

·         Work covers pregnancy to child’s second birthday

·         Collaborative with senor figures from Police, Health etc

·         Some focus on physical literacy too, children said they want more of it

·         Health and Social Care needs more prevention work

·         Investment in Early Years is most effective

·         Attending Flying Start is improving children’s performance - measuring distance travelled

·         Transition into Flying Start is soft and supported by staff e.g. open days and visits

·         Flying Start attendance and routine also encourages parents to get into a routine and ready for school

·         Projects are working with people who have Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and are capturing the right beneficiaries

·         Huge engagement for community events e.g. Teddy Bears Picnic, National Play Day

·         Lots of Social Media use

·         ‘Healthy Hearts, Happy Face’ good example of collaborative working and collaborative budgets

·         Health Visitors also heavily involved in preventative Early Years work

·         Outcomes of the Sustained Shared Thinking and Emotional Well-being Scale shows areas to target and an opportunity for learning

·         Investing in the work force makes a huge positive difference

·         Early intervention work shows financial savings going forward

·         This work meets all 5 ways of working and is prevention as it should be

·         Physical location of services is important

·         Some work being done on peri-natal mental health



Governance Update

A PowerPoint presentation will be given at the meeting


·         Suzy Richards – Sustainable Policy Officer


·         Will know more when the new governance structure is proposed at the next core meeting

·         Want to make Swansea more accountable and transparent



Work plan 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 62 KB


·         Discussed

Letter to Chair of Public Services Board pdf icon PDF 511 KB

Response from Chair of the Public Services Board pdf icon PDF 441 KB


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