The Assembly Commission provides resources, property and staff to enable the National Assembly for Wales to function as a parliamentary institution. As such, we have responsibilities as an employer and as an organisation that supports Assembly Members and interacts with the public.
The Assembly wants to ensure we promote equality, value diversity and respect human rights. Our commitment to equality covers all of the protected characteristics outlined in the Equality Act 2010: age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. The Equality Act 2010 also states that the Assembly must:
eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation;
advance equality of opportunity between those who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who don't; and
foster good relations between those who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not.
Following consultation, we have developed our plan which outlines how we will deliver our equality objectives. We have developed this Equality Plan to assist our organisation in promoting equality, valuing diversity and in identifying and removing potential barriers to equality for our staff, Assembly Members, their staff and members of the public.
Equality Plan 2012-16 (PDF; 834KB)
Equality Plan 2012-16 (Word; 188KB)
Equality Plan 2012-16 summary (PDF; 664KB)
Equality Plan 2012-16 summary (Word; 36KB)
Equality Plan 2012-16 Easy read Summary (Word; 2.01MB)
Summary of consultation responses (PDF; 134KB)
Summary of consultation responses (Word; 68KB)
For alternative formats, you can contact the Equality team at:
National Assembly for Wales Commission
Telephone: 029 2089 8197
We would like to thank all of the groups and individuals that contributed to the consultation and the development of our Equality Plan.