Exploring perceived opportunities and challenges of Participation Requests in Scotland

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Abstract / Description of output

The Scottish Government introduced a new process for community engagement, known as Part 3 (Participation Requests) of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. Participation Requests are a legal tool with a prescribed application process that public sector bodies need to understand and put in place to enable community bodies to engage in decision-making processes.

The purpose of this research is to gain a better understanding of how the different actors in public service authorities and community organisations perceive and use (or not) the process and highlight key reflections regarding the early experiences around Participation Requests. This report informs policy and professional practice in implementation and evaluation of this policy tool.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWhat Works Scotland
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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