New Participation Request Summary Guidance

News story posted: 18/10/2017

Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) has developed summary guidance to accompany part 3 of the Community Empowerment Act on participation requests.


Participation requests are a new way for people to have their say about what improvements they would like to see made to the services they use. Under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 community participation bodies, such as community groups and community councils, can make a participation request in order to start a dialogue (or "outcome improvement process") with a public service authority (local authorities, health boards and a host of other bodies) about improving how things are done.


A fuller definition of what is a community participation body can be found within Part 3 of the Act, available to read here - www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2015/6/part/3/enacted


SCDC’s summary guidance provides a plain English summary of what participation requests are, as well as helpful illustrative examples and a flow chart to illustrate the process.


Click here to read the guidance - www.scdc.org.uk/media/resources/policy-and-practice/PR%20Summary%20Guidance.pdf


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