Equalities and Welsh language

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

  • 1. Diversity in the workplace – engaging employees

The council’s workforce will be representative of the population we service and the workforce are involved in decisions that affect them.

  • 2. Engagement and democratic participation

We will involve people in the development of council services that affect them and base council decisions on what people need.

  • 3. Improving access to services

People can access all the council services and activities that they need in terms of physical access and communication access etc.

  • 4. Tackling poverty

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

  • 5. Cohesive communities and tackling hate crime

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

  • 6. Domestic abuse and sexual violence

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.

  • 7. Homelessness

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

  • 8. Compliance with the Welsh Language Standards

We will promote our bilingual public services and increase the use of Welsh in Newport.

  • 9. Corporate compliance

Strategic leadership, governance arrangements, ensuring standards are high and consistent across all the council and areas of responsibility.

Supporting documents

Download the Strategic Equality Plan and Equality Objectives 2016 (pdf)

Download the Strategic Equality Plan Annual Report 2017-2018 (pdf)

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.

Read about equalities in schools

Read about and report hate crime

Read about the Human Rights Act

Read about migration in Newport


Ask for the corporate policy and diversity officer at Newport City Council