The main pieces of legislation in the field of equalities and the Welsh language are Equality Act 2010, Human Rights Act 1998 and the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011.
Newport City Council's equality objectives
A more equal Wales
The council’s workforce will be representative of the population we service and the workforce are involved in decisions that affect them.
We will involve people in the development of council services that affect them and base council decisions on what people need.
People can access all the council services and activities that they need in terms of physical access and communication access etc.
We will work to reduce poverty, especially persistent poverty amongst some of our poorest people and communities, and reducing the likelihood that people will become poor.
A Wales of cohesive communities
People feel they are a part of Newport society and live their lives free from abuse and harassment.
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.
To provide a safe, supporting, empowering and non-judgemental environment for homeless and marginalised people so that they can achieve their potential.
A Wales of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language
We will promote our bilingual public services and increase the use of Welsh in Newport.
Strategic leadership, governance arrangements, ensuring standards are high and consistent across all the council and areas of responsibility.
Download the Strategic Equality Plan and Equality Objectives 2016
Download the Strategic Equality Plan Annual Report 2016-2017 (pdf)
The 2015/2016 Budget and Medium Term Financial Plan (pdf) includes Equalities Impact Assessment p.12; Appendix 11 - Equalities issues p.106-177.
Ask for the corporate policy and diversity officer at Newport City Council