Strategic Equality Plan
The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales is a listed authority the under the Equality Act (Statutory Duties) (Wales) Regulations 2011. This means that the office must follow what are called ‘general duties’ to promote equality. Click here for more information about the Equality Act 2011 and ‘general duties’
The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales and her staff are committed to and fully supportive of the Equality Act and strive to embrace the Act in everything that the Commissioner does. The Commissioner is also obliged in law to provide a Strategic Equality Plan which includes Equality Objectives against which the Commissioner will have to deliver in four year cycles.
This strategy starts by explaining the approach taken by the Commissioner to the Equality Act. It then provides details about the Commissioner’s role which will help explain why the Commissioner has worded its Objectives in a certain way – unlike local councils and health boards, the Commissioner is a small organisation providing comparatively few direct services. Then the strategy sets out the work already undertaken by the Commissioner to promote equality. The lengthiest sections of the strategy are the objectives themselves underpinned by three aims which reflect our role and responsibilities.
Click here to download the Commissioner's Strategic Equality Plan 2020-2024
Click here to download the SEP Annual Report 2019-20
Click here to download the SEP Annual Report 2019-20 Data (.zip)