Dignity and Respect
The Assembly has a long-held ambition to be an organisation that is free from harassment and expects that those who work with, or come into contact with, Assembly Members, the staff they employ or Assembly Commission employees, are treated with dignity and respect.
The Llywydd, the Chair of the Standards of Conduct Committee and the leaders of the party groups made a statement on 15 November stating that inappropriate behaviour has no place within this institution. They outlined our approach to clarifying and strengthening the procedures and the steps that would be taken to ensure that everyone, whoever they may be, feel empowered to report such behaviour. A further statement on progress was made on 16 February 2018.
We are working hard to ensure that our procedures and practice are robust and to provide clarity to all those who wish to report inappropriate behaviour. To help you right now, if you want to discuss the available routes to report any behaviour that has caused you concern, we encourage you to contact us via our confidential telephone line on 0800 020 9550. Alternatively, if you would prefer to Email for advice on the reporting routes, please message DignityandRespect@assembly.wales
The line is staffed by HR advisers from 9.00 to 16.30, Monday to Friday. If you would like to speak to an adviser from a specific gender, or to have a conversation in Welsh, please say so when you make your initial contact.
If you work at the National Assembly for Wales and don't feel ready to speak with an adviser, you may wish to contact the Employee Assistance Programme on 0800 174 319 where trained counsellors will be ready to provide you with emotional support and guidance.