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Equalities

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Newport City Council’s equalities and Welsh language pages

The main pieces of legislation in the field of equalities and the Welsh language are Equality Act 2010, Human Rights Act 1998, the Welsh Language Act 1993 and the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011.

Download the council’s Welsh Language Scheme 2009-2012 (pdf) / Cynllun Iaith Gymraeg 2009 - 2012 (pdf) and the Welsh Language Monitoring Report 2012-2013 (pdf)

The council has developed a Strategic Equality Plan and Equality Objectives 2012 (pdf) to meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 which was approved by council 27 March 2012.

Download the Strategic Equality Plan Annual Report 2012-2013 (pdf)

Equality objectives

1. Engagement

People can be involved in the development of council services that affect them and council decisions are based on what people need.

2. Accessible services

People can access all the council services and activities that they need in terms of language, format, environment etc.

3. Community cohesion and tackling hate crime

People feel they are a part of Newport society and live their lives free from abuse and harassment.

4. Domestic abuse

People who are subject or witness to domestic abuse are supported by the council and its partners in their current situation and through any changes they wish to make.

5. Worklessness

People are supported in gaining access to the labour market through education, community learning and community development etc.

See the Equalities law page for more information on the Equality Act, Human Rights Act and Welsh Language Act.

Corporate Policy and Diversity Officer
Newport City Council
Civic Centre
Newport
NP20 4UR

Email: info@newport.gov.uk

Telephone: (01633) 656656
Minicom: (01633) 656657
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