Home Office: Sign Language

Home Office written question – answered on 5th June 2018.

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Photo of Bill Esterson Bill Esterson Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to provide correspondence in British Sign Language (BSL) to people whose principal language is BSL.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

The Department fulfils its responsibilities under the Equality Act to support staff with protected characteristics, via frameworks which provide communication support, as well as arrangements for alternative support.

Whilst we do not provide correspondence in BSL as standard, all our publications are available in alternative formats including British Sign Language (BSL) upon request.

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