Complaints over recruitment ad

First published in News

The wording of an advert looking to recruit social workers in Pembrokeshire has been changed following complaints from the Welsh language society Cymdeithas yr Iaith.

The original advert stated: "In Pembrokeshire the Welsh language does not feature prominently in the delivery of social care" going on to say that Welsh is only used as a first language in some areas of the north of the county.

It also offered Welsh classes so that employees could master phrases as "a courtesy".

Cymdeithas spokesperson Gwyndaf Tomos said: " It is outrageous that the council has said such a thing. Is the council suggesting that children in the south of the county do not need proper care and support in Welsh? The Welsh language is not just a language for parts of the north – it's a language for the whole county."

The advert has now been changed to state that the council is committed to providing a Welsh language service "wherever it is requested or required".

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