Under the Welsh Language Act 1993, we have obligations to treat the English and Welsh languages equally
We launched our Welsh Language Scheme (the Scheme) in 2011. Since then, we have completed ten implementation reports on the Scheme for the Welsh Language Commissioner’s attention.
We have adopted the principle that in the conduct of public business and administration of justice in Wales, we will treat the English and Welsh languages on a basis of equality. Our Scheme sets out how we give effect to that principle when providing services to the public in Wales.
During 2022-2023, we have continued to implement the provisions of our Scheme.
- considering the needs of Welsh speakers in the continuing development of
- assessing updates to policies against our Welsh Language Scheme: and
- raising awareness amongst employees of our obligations under the Scheme through internal communication and the development of new e-learning modules for staff.
We look forward to engaging further with the Welsh Government in the development of Welsh Language Standards and continuing to meet our commitments to the Welsh-speaking public.