A New Role

The Public Services Ombudsman for Wales was set up in 2005, following the passing of the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2005 Act, to investigate complaints against public bodies in Wales.  His remit also covers claimed breakages by Councillors of their ‘code of conduct’ (laid out by their local authority).  The post is held by Peter Tyndall and, along with a team of staff, he is responsible for providing an impartial and free service.

Clearly, defining a new role, such as this, has it’s difficulties.