Health Partnerships, Forums and Networks

GVS represents the voluntary sector on a number of multi-agency partnerships, forums and networks, across a range of service areas. To keep you informed, this section includes information about current partnerships and we have a webpage which contains updates from specific meetings.

If you attend any partnerships, forums and networks, and would like to keep the voluntary sector up to date with what is happening, please send your updates to GVS using the form at the bottom of the page.

These are some of the partnerships which currently meet.  For more information on these partnerships please contact Linda Pritchard using the form at the bottom of the page.

Cardiff & Vale Public Health and Wellbeing Board

This group brings together senior planning staff from the Health Board, Clinical Boards and the local authorities, staff from the Public Health Team and the third sector. 

Cardiff and Vale Local Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB)

Adult Safeguarding is the term that describes the function of protecting adults from abuse and neglect. In the last ten years there have been significant changes and practice has evolved rapidly since In Safe Hands was issued in 2000. This guidance requires Local Authorities under Section 7 of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 to take the lead in adult protection and safeguarding arrangements.

The new Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Bill will continue to drive this improvement with measures to ensure public services such as Social Services the NHS, Police and their partners share the adult safeguarding responsibility. Currently adult safeguarding boards are constructed on local authority footprints which is unsustainable. The Bill will now drive the development of joint adult safeguarding boards which cover more than one local authority area.

Taking account of the Bill the Cardiff and Vale Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) will cover the two local authority areas of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan and the Cardiff and Vale Local Health Board. The Board will also cover two Basic Command Unit (BCU) areas for South Wales Police.

Cardiff and Vale Carers Support & Information Network Group (CSING)

The Cardiff and Vale CSING, facilitated by GVS, is an extension of the existing Vale CSING which has operated for some time.  CSING aims to bring together a range of sectors, agencies and organisations providing services for carers and to provide a forum for sharing information, promoting partnership working, sharing good practice and raising issues relating to services for carers and the cared for. 

Cardiff and Vale Learning Disability Planning Group

The purpose of the group is to provide a forum for effective partnership working and consultation on key issues affecting people age 18 and above with a learning disability, by engaging with people with a learning disability and their carers, and relevant Health and Social Care stakeholders in the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors. 

Health Board Stakeholder Reference Group

The Stakeholder Reference Group’s (SRG) role is to provide independent advice on any aspect of University Health Board (UHB) business. This may include:

  • Early engagement and involvement in the determination of UHB’s overall strategic direction
  • Provision of advice on specific service proposals prior to formal consultation; as well as
  • Feedback on the impact of the UHB’s operations on the communities it serves.
Cardiff and Vale Carers Workstream

This workstream will deliver on the actions in the Cardiff and Vale Carers Strategy