Community Engagement and Participation Guidance

Scotland's national and local governments are committed to improving the ways individual people, and communities of people, can be involved in decision-making that affects them.

Planning With People (PDF Link)

‘Planning with People’ Community Engagement and Participation Guidance for Health and Social Care has now been published and is available here. The document was produced jointly by COSLA and the Scottish Government.

The guidance is designed to support NHS Boards, Integration Joint Boards and Local Authorities to deliver their existing statutory duties for engagement and public involvement. In recognising the good work that is taking place, the guidance is designed to complement and strengthen organisations’ existing engagement strategies.