Blaenau Gwent Engagement Strategy

The Welsh Government statutory guidance Shared Purpose: Shared Delivery  specifies that each Local Service Board should develop an enabling strategy for engagement, which should form part of the Single Integrated Plan.

The Blaenau Gwent Local Service Board is committed to the development of the engagement mechanism and initiatives that actively look to involve people in developing and implementing strategies and plans, and influence service provision.

Blaenau Gwent Local Service Board will now look to go one step further, and develop and implement a partnership approach to engagement, with an overall intention of providing coordinated and better planned approach to public engagement in Blaenau Gwent, delivered by key partner organisations working together.

The Engagement Strategy will ensure that the National Principles for Public Engagement endorsed by the Welsh Government in March 2011, and the National Standards for Children and Young People's Participation are fully considered and incorporated into public engagement activity in Blaenau Gwent.

Furthermore, the strategic approach will ensure that Community First Involvement Plansare developed to support the Cluster Action Plans for each Communities First areas indentified in Blaenau Gwent.

What do we need to do? 

The key aims for the 2013 to 2017 Blaenau Gwent Engagement Strategy are to:

Engagement Aim 1: Develop an effective partnership approach to engagement in Blaenau Gwent.

Engagement Aim 2: Improve the coordination of engagement activities across Blaenau Gwent.

Engagement Aim 3: Encourage involvement of people in Blaenau Gwent in engagement activities.