PfSH operates around the key principle of ‘subsidiarity’. PfSH is a strategic partnership and deals with genuinely strategic/sub-regional matters, where it can add value to the efforts of the individual partners.

PfSH does not get involved in direct service delivery – or the statutory service roles of our member local authorities. PfSH’s key role is in co-ordination and oversight of both policy development and delivery at a strategic level.

Our Constitution

The constitutional arrangements for PfSH are set out in a formal legal agreement, entitled the PfSH Joint Agreement 2019 which has been approved by each of our members and establishes the joint arrangements – namely the governance structures, Joint Committee and Chief Executives Group.