Shared Purpose: Shared Future: Draft Statutory Guidance for the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act is about improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales, now and in the future.

The main purpose of the guidance is to help public bodies to respond positively to the duties and powers they now have under the Act.

These documents take into account the views gathered from stakeholders at a series of events between February and May 2015, which followed the publication of a ‘discussion document’ on the guidance.  In addition, a Technical Advisory Group convened by Peter Davies (Commissioner for Sustainable Futures) and participants in the Early Adopters programme of the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) have provided insights and evidence for the development of the guidance.

The guidance has been split into two key parts:

SPSF1 Core Guidance

The first section, SPSF1 Core Guidance, introduces the reader to the Act; the challenges and opportunities public bodies face along with a breakdown of what impact the legislation is expected to make and the change expected.  The intention is to provide context and a necessary steer rather than detailed prescription.

SPSF 2, 3 and 4

The second part, SPSF 2, 3 and 4 provide a technical guidance on the of the actions public bodies, public services boards and community councils must follow in order to comply with the Act. This part of the guidance aims to be as practical as possible, principally for use by public bodies, public services boards and community councils who will need to understand how to apply the Act to their day-to-day functions.

Getting involved

There will be four specific consultation events for public bodies affected by the Act (morning session) on the following dates:

  • 22 October, Swansea, Waterfront Museum
  • 23 October, Cardiff, SWALEC Stadium
  • 28 October, Newtown, Elephant and Castle Hotel
  • 4 November, Llandudno, Venue Cymru

There will be consultation events for other stakeholders to participate in the afternoon.

Register here (external link)


For further information please visit Welsh Government external site

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