Review of the National Outcomes

Closed 12 Jun 2023

Opened 14 Mar 2023

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The Scottish Government are undertaking a review of the National Outcomes. This is a requirement within every five years, under the Community Empowerment Act (2015).

The National Outcomes are laid out in the National Performance Framework. This is Scotland’s wellbeing framework, which sets out the type of Scotland we want to see, and measures progress towards the National Outcomes.

Find out more about the National Outcomes.

We want to know whether the existing National Outcomes are the right ones. This consultation asks questions about the National Outcomes. Your views will help us decide what changes we need to consider.

The Scottish Government must consult with communities as part of this review, to ensure the National Outcomes reflect what matters most to communities in Scotland. This consultation is one part of the Review. We will also be reviewing previous consultation exercises to understand more about what matters most to communities in Scotland and meeting with stakeholders.

Additional Call for Evidence

You may want to submit evidence to the Review of National Outcomes that goes beyond the scope of the questions in this consultation. You can do this on the Call for Evidence page.

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Read the consultation paper 

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Why your views matter

The National Outcomes set out the kind of Scotland we all want to see. It is therefore vital that we hear from communities in Scotland about what matters most to you, so that we can ensure the National Outcomes reflect our shared priorities. Our collective wellbeing is a matter for all of us – government, charities, communities, businesses and people – working together to make these National Outcomes a reality. This consultation will inform the National Outcomes we work towards for the next five years. 


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