Ways of working
The Animal Health and Welfare Board for England is the principal source of Departmental advice to Defra Ministers on strategic health and welfare matters relating to all kept animals in England; its focus is on strategic, longer term and cross-cutting matters with a potentially high impact on animal keepers and where communications with and input from the various sectors are key to success.
In order to fulfil this role effectively the Board works with Defra’s Executive Agencies, the Devolved Administrations, and Other Government Departments. The Protocols for working with Defra’s Executive Agencies and for working with the Devolved Administrations and Other Government Departments are here.
- AHWBE Protocol for working with AHVLA and other agencies (PDF)
- AHWBE Protocol for working with DAs OGDs and advisory groups (PDF)
Code of Practice
The Animal Health and Welfare Board for England’s Code of Practice is a working document and subject to periodic review by Defra Ministers. All Members, including ex officio and co-opted members, and individuals who are appointed or co-opted to working groups and sub-groups for short periods of time, are expected to comply at all times with the Code of Practice.
- AHWBE Code of Practice (PDF)