Welsh Language

Welsh Language

British Transport Police understands how important it is that speakers of Welsh have the same access to public services as English-speakers.

BTP acknowledges its obligations to the Welsh Language Standards and recognises that when conducting public business in Wales the Force has a legal duty to treat the English and Welsh languages equally.

To support this position, we are working hard to meet the Standards set out by the Welsh Government and actively improve our service and make sure that Welsh speakers are treated fairly.

Because not all of our staff are able to speak or write Welsh fluently we have arrangements in place to provide translation support when needed, and we are exploring how we can make Welsh language courses available to our officers and staff who operate in Wales.

Compliance Notice

Welsh Language Monitoring Report 2019/20

Governance

To deliver our commitments to the Welsh Language Standards, the Deputy Chief Constable will have strategic oversight of our plans and will be supported by our operational specialist in Wales, Superintendent Andy Morgan, together with a practical working group of operational leaders and heads of departments.

Our action plan will outline the practical steps we will to meet the Standards and expectations of Welsh language users.

Contacting Us

If you wish to contact us for any reason in relation to our application of the Welsh Language Standards, please click here or write to us at Professional Standards Department, British Transport Police, 25 Camden Road, London, NW1 9LN.