Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 – Participation Requests: Consultation on Draft Regulations

Closed 22 Jun 2016

Opened 21 Mar 2016

Results Updated 2 Mar 2017

This report provides an analysis of responses to the Scottish Government consultation on draft regulations and guidance associated with participation requests under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. The consultation took place between 21 March 2016 and 22 June 2016.

Participation requests are a new process which will allow a community body to enter into dialogue with public authorities about local issues and local services on their terms.

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Published Responses

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Overview

Participation requests are a new process which will allow a community body to enter into dialogue with public authorities about local issues and local services on their terms. Where a community body believes it could help to improve an outcome it will be able to request that the public body takes part in a process to improve that outcome. Community bodies might use the Act to discuss with service providers how they could better meet the needs of users, to offer volunteers to support a service or even propose to take over the delivery of the service themselves.

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Why We Are Consulting

Before the Act can come into force the necessary secondary legislation needs to be put in place to ensure that the legislation will work in practice. This secondary legislation provides more detail on how the process of participation requests will work. The consultation provides an overview of the process and asks questions on the draft regulations.
 

Audiences

  • People of Scotland

Interests

  • Communities and Third Sector
  • Public Sector