Legal, Policy and Guidance Documents

Welsh Language Schemes are overseen by the Welsh Language Commisioner. The Commisioner's office publishes guidelines on how to implement Language Schemes and useful links can be found below:

From April 2012, as a result of the new Welsh Language Measure (Wales) 2011, a new system for overseeing public bodies’ use of Welsh and English is being put in place. The Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 establishes a framework to impose a duty on organisations to comply with standards to do with the Welsh language.

Standards will displace Welsh language schemes over time.