National Standards for Community Engagement
The National Standards for Community Engagement set out best practice guidance for engagement between communities and public agencies. The standards were:
- commissioned by the Minister for Communities, through Communities Scotland
- developed by SCDC from the experience of communities and agencies with extensive participation of over 500 community and agency representatives
- published in 2005 with endorsement by the Scottish Executive, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, NHS Health Scotland, the Association of Chief Police Officers and many others
SCDC was the delivery organisation for the National Standards for Community Engagement Support Programme 2005/2007.
At the current time we can offer additional training to partnerships, community organisations or individual agencies and providers to allow them to develop an understanding of how to implement good practice in engaging with communities at a local level, and how to evaluate and measure the impact of engagement. (see our Training and Consultancy Services)