Adopting Preventative Approaches
This seminar was run by the Wales Audit Office and the Public Service Leadership Group’s Effective Services for Vulnerable Groups Programme.
Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Local Government and Government Business, gave the keynote speech at both seminars.
The seminar was aimed at public service strategic leaders including:
- Chief Executives;
- Directors of Finance;
- Heads of Service; and
- Corporate Services.
Welsh public services are increasingly focusing on preventative interventions and policies, offering consideration of the public service as a whole, rather than individual organisations. Prevention and earlier intervention is a key theme of the 2014-15 Budget and investing now to save down the line is a common priority across public services.
In practice, making this shift presents significant challenges for public services. This seminar facilitated honest conversations about the reality of shifting emphasis and resources, drawing on existing good practice case studies from across Wales and the UK. It is also one of the key principles of the proposed Future Generations Bill.
Walking away from the Seminar, delegates gained further insight and guidance around practical solutions adopted elsewhere to benefit the organisation, staff, and service users.
The seminar consisted of showcase sessions:
Presentation by Minister for Local Government and Government Business - Lesley Griffiths AM
Presentation by Bromford – Paul Taylor [PDF 2MB Opens in new window]
Showcase plenary session
And a choice of attending two of the following:
Workshop by Cardiff Alcohol Treatment Centre – Wayne Parsons and Sean Maidment [PDF 133KB Opens in new window]
Cardiff Alcohol Treatment Centre
Workshop by Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service – Chris Davies and Rob Quin [PDF 1MB Opens in new window]
Moving from reaction to prevention
Workshop by Monmouthshire County Council – Nicola Needle and Simon Birch [PDF 408KB Opens in new window]
Workshop by Gwynedd Council – Harry Thomas [PDF 2MB Opens in new window]
When and Where
6 March 2014
0900 – 1300
SWALEC Stadium, Sophia Walk, Cardiff, CF11 9SZ
24 April 2014
0900 – 1300
Glasdir, Plas-yn-dre, Llanrwst, Conwy, LL26 0DF