Community Planning after the Community Empowerment Act: The Second Survey of Community Planning Officials in Scotland

Sarah Weakley, Oliver Escobar

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

Report and executive summary of the findings from the second survey of community planning officials in Scotland, conducted in 2018. The study compares the results to those from the 2016 survey and offers an overview of key dynamics, challenges and accomplishments over those two years, with a particular focus on the Community Empowerment Act.

This report offers an overview of key dynamics, challenges and accomplishments from the perspective of community planning officials (CPOs) across the country through the comparative findings of the first two surveys of CPOs in Scotland, conducted in 2016 and 2018.

The timing of these two surveys is significant because it covers the first two years of implementation of the Community Empowerment Act, and the 2018 survey is one of the first pieces of research to capture some of the early impacts of this legislation on community planning practice.

The report summarises some of the key findings related to the CEA, community engagement, partnership work and evidence mobilisation, with particular attention to how the two surveys together create a fuller picture of CPOs as frontline policy workers.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWhat Works Scotland
Commissioning bodyWhat Works Scotland
Number of pages94
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2018

Keywords

  • community planning
  • community empowerment
  • governance
  • local democracy
  • public services
  • collaboration
  • participation
  • deliberation
  • Christie Commission
  • Community Empowerment Act

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