Wales Audit Office consulting with equalities representative groups

4 Jun 2014 - 11:24am

Consultation event aims to consider how we can better engage with representatives of disadvantaged groups in our audit work.

Members of the Wales Audit Office are meeting this week with a host of external groups to discuss ways to improve how we can embed equality and diversity considerations into our day-to-day work.

Director, Paul Dimblebee, who has organised this event said:

This is a great opportunity for us to road test our thinking about how best to engage with representative groups to ensure that we give appropriate regard to equalities considerations in the planning and conduct of our audit work. We have a strong internal focus on making the Wales Audit Office an inclusive workplace and we are keen to ensure that this same attention to detail is reflected in our external work.

The half day event, taking place on Thursday 5th June, sees representatives from 17 groups throughout Wales that represent people with various protected characteristics.

roups such as Age Cymru, Race Council Cymru and Stonewall will attend the event, which aims to give them a better understanding of the work of the Wales Audit Office and to consider how we can better engage with representative groups in the planning our programmes of work and carrying out individual audit projects.