New Publication: Principles for Community Empowerment

News story posted: 29/07/2019

Audit Scotland publication, Principles for Community EmpowermentA new publication has been launched by Audit Scotland on principles for community empowerment that will be of interest to community councils.


The principles cover community control, public sector leadership, effective relationships, improving outcomes and accountability.


The publication also includes several case studies covering participatory budgeting, partnership approaches to tackling crime and homelessness as well as citizens jury, place based working and a community anchor organisation.


Community empowerment is relevant to all parts of the public sector and is an area of increasing importance given developing legislation and policies.


The Principles for Community Empowerment document aims to raise awareness of community empowerment and promote a shared understanding across scrutiny bodies, supporting high-quality scrutiny of community empowerment.


The document was prepared by Audit Scotland, working with a Community Empowerment Advisory Group. The group includes experts in the field of community empowerment and representatives from Scottish public bodies and scrutiny bodies. It was set up under the direction of the Strategic Scrutiny Group which brings together Scotland’s main public-sector scrutiny bodies.


Download the Principles for Community Empowerment document.


Audit Scotland welcomes feedback on the document. Please e-mail jmatthew@audit.scotland.gov.uk with any comments or queries.

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