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.
A more equal Wales; a Wales of cohesive communities; a Wales of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language
Download the Welsh Language Standards Compliance Notice April 2016
Download the Welsh Language Annual Monitoring Report 2014-2015 (pdf)
Download the Welsh Language Standards Supplementary Matters Position Report March 2016 (pdf)
Download the Strategic Equality Plan and Equality Objectives 2016 (pdf)
Download the Strategic Equality Plan Annual Report 2014-2015 (pdf)
The 2015/2016 Budget and Medium Term Financial Plan (pdf) includes Equalities Impact Assessment p.12; Appendix 11 - Equalities issues p.106-177.
Draft Welsh language strategy
From October 2016 the council will be consulting on the draft five year Welsh Language Strategy for Newport which sets out how the council will ‘promote the Welsh language and facilitate the use of the Welsh language.’
Download the Draft Welsh Language Strategy 2017-2022 (pdf)
For more information contact the corporate policy and diversity officer at Newport City Council
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.
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.
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