Development of the National Standards for Community Engagement (2004 - 2005)

Client: Communities Scotland

The Scottish Community Development Centre was commissioned by Communities Scotland to develop a set of community engagement standards and associated guidance to support the way in which public agencies engage with communities. The standards were developed using a bottom-up action research approach.  We worked across Scotland with community representatives and agency staff to develop and review the standards and supported 6 pilot implementation schemes.  The standards are now in widespread use and we are currently running a national training and support programme.