Policy and Practice

...current information on policy and practice issues


Look here for information, ideas and intelligence on all aspects of community development. You can access SCDC briefings on a variety of topical issues, get informed about the way community development is embedded in Scottish public policy and in the work of many public and social organisations. We will update the content regularly.

Look at the section Scotland in the world of community development to find out how community development is organised in Scotland, for updates on policy and for perspectives on community development from the rest of the UK, Europe and beyond.

For a deeper understanding of the way community development works in practice, for inspiring examples of the work of communities across Scotland, and for discussions of community development theory and methods have a look at In Practice - Community development works.

In Opinion and Debate we regularly post our policy briefings, discussion papers and critiques on hot topics in the field, and we signpost to other significant reports and projects.