Welsh language standards
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent (PCC) and the Chief Constable for Gwent Police share a commitment to working towards provision of a bilingual public service. This supports the Welsh Language Commissioner's vision for the Welsh language to be central to everyday life in Wales and creation of a society where Welsh can be used in an increasing number of contexts.
The Welsh Language Measure enacted in 2011 ensures the equal status of the Welsh language alongside the English language. This law creates the role of a Welsh Language Commissioner and introduces a number of Welsh Language Standards. Details of the Standards under which Gwent Police have a duty to comply can be found in the language compliance letter below.
In response to this notice, the PCC and Chief Constable have set the following strategic aim:
To work in partnership towards a policing service which treats the Welsh and English languages equally and support our staff and communities who wish to communicate and engage with us through the medium of Welsh.
In order to achieve this aim, we will work together to deliver the following three key objectives:
- to improve the range of Welsh language services we currently offer to make it easier for members of the public to receive a service in Welsh
- to increase the number of Welsh speakers and learners we employ to reflect the percentage of Welsh speakers in the communities we serve in the Gwent area
- to use the information we obtain from monitoring and other sources to help us to identify areas where we can improve the quality of our Welsh language services and the Welsh language skills of our officers and staff.
Further information about how we intend to comply with our service delivery, policy making and operational standards as well as meet our three key objectives can be found within our Welsh Language Strategy below.
Make a complaint
If you feel that we haven’t complied with the Welsh Language Standards applicable to Gwent Police, please complain online. Complaints are dealt with by our Professional Standards Unit.