We work with a range of partner organisations and networks, ranging from large national institutions to local community groups.
These are some of the groups that we are working with to protect and promote the historic environment:
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW)
RCAHMW investigates, interprets and makes available authoritative information about the historic environment. It also maintains the National Monuments Record of Wales and manages Historic Wales, the map-enabled portal for historic environment information in Wales.
The four Welsh archaeological trusts were founded more than 40 years ago to provide comprehensive archaeological advice for all of Wales. They also compile and maintain the statutory historic environment records for Wales on behalf of the Welsh Ministers.
Historic Wales Strategic Partnership
Cadw, RCAHMW, National Museum of Wales and National Library of Wales are working together to collaborate and share expertise, for example, skills development, customer service and commercial activities.
Historic Environment Group
The Welsh Ministers established this high-level forum to take a strategic overview of issues and opportunities in the historic environment — including climate change, skills and the economic value of the historic environment — and promote common approaches to address these.
The group is made up of representatives from the major organisations in Wales with historic environment interests.
Built Heritage Forum
Much of Cadw’s work involves close liaison with Welsh local authorities, particularly on planning and development management matters. The Built Heritage Forum provides a network for conservation officers from Wales’s 25 local planning authorities (22 councils and the 3 National Park authorities).
Welsh Places of Worship Forum
Many historic places of worship in Wales have closed or are under threat of closure. This forum brings together denominations and other stakeholders to find new solutions for historic places of worship as well as sharing information and best practice.