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Have your Say – Equality Objectives 2020

Wales Public Body Equality Partnership 

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Public Consultation on our Strategic Equality Objectives 2020 – 2024

The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) requires listed bodies to review their equality objectives at least every four years.

Organisations are asked to publish their revised objectives and the steps (the actions) they will take to meet them, and the deadline to publish them is the 1st April 2020. 

In line with recommendations from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and The Welsh Government, several public bodies were keen to work together to agree shared objectives. This has involved the sharing of resource, insight and expertise. The group of bodies known as the ‘Wales Public Body Equality Partnership’ are committed to working together over the long term to deliver joint action to meet the objectives, understanding the collective impact through agreeing transparent outcome measures.

It is hoped that by working together a greater impact will be achieved in the delivery of more equal public services, significantly contributing to tackling inequalities as set out in the ‘Is Wales Fairer report, 2018’.

This collaborative work reflects the principles of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act and will directly contribute to the national well-being goal ‘A More Equal Wales’. Throughout the work of the partnership the sustainable development principle and five ways of working will be applied and evidenced.

How do I get involved?

We are holding engagement events about these Equality Objectives.

These events are your chance to tell us what actions we should take to achieve our Equality Objectives.

We welcome both diverse individuals and community groups or third sector organisations at these events –

Book here: 

Mid Wales – 26 November 2019

West Wales – 28 November 2019

South East Wales – 29 November 2019

North Wales – 2 December 2019

You can complete the survey:

The survey (English & Cymraeg)

Read up on the material here:

Consultation Document (English & Cymraeg)

Workforce diversity (English & Cymraeg)

Pay differences (English & Cymraeg)

Engagement (English & Cymraeg)

Procurement (English & Cymraeg)

Service delivery (English & Cymraeg)

Equality impact assessments (English & Cymraeg)

Public Bodies Involved include:

Natural Resources Wales (NRW), Arts Council of Wales (ACW), National Museum Wales (NMW), Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), Welsh Language Commissioner (WLC), Careers Wales, Welsh Revenue Authority (WRA), Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW), Sport Wales, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, and Velindre University NHS Trust.

Diverse individuals include:

  • Young people under 26
  • Older people over 50
  • Black and Minority Ethnic people, including Gypsies, Roma and Travellers
  • Disabled people. This includes:
    • People with mobility impairments. For example, wheelchair users or people with health conditions that affect walking.
    • People with sensory impairments. For example, Blind, D/deaf, or hearing-impaired people.
    • People with a learning disability. For example, autistic people or people with dyslexia or dyspraxia.
    • People with cognitive impairments. For example, people with dementia or hydrocephalus.
    • People with long-term health conditions. For example, HIV, diabetes or MS.
  • Lesbian, gay and bisexual people
  • Trans people
  • People of different religions and faiths, or of no belief
  • Women and men
  • People who are pregnant or new mothers

Please tell us if you want to contribute in Welsh or English; any dietary requirements you have; and any access requirements you have when you register.

We can reimburse travel, childcare, replacement care, access, and similar costs for diverse individuals. Please contact us before the event for information.