The Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 makes Welsh an official language in Wales. This means it must be treated no less favourably than English.
The Welsh Language Commissioner has published Welsh Language
Standards, as set out by the Welsh Government under Section 44 of
the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011. These Standards will
apply to WCVA from 25 January 2017.
The Standards are a set of legally binding requirements that aim
to improve the bilingual service that the people of Wales can
expect to receive from a number of public and statutory
bodies. WCVA is also included. The Standards clearly set out
what our responsibilities are in terms of providing bilingual
services, ensuring the Welsh language is not treated any less
favourably than the English language.
The Language Standards are divided into five different
- Service Delivery
- Policy Making
- Record Keeping
WCVA is required to comply with Standards for Service Delivery,
Policy Making, Operational, and Record Keeping.
A compliance notice was issued to WCVA on 25 July 2016 setting
out which standards apply to WCVA. The full Compliance Notice is
available below. (Please click the image.)
We will record how we are ensuring compliance with the Standards
in our Compliance with the Welsh Language Standards document which
is available here.
Here is our
annual report in relation to 2016-17.