In a blog, Cormac Russell, Director of ABCD Europe, and a leading proponent of the approach in Scotland clarifies his views: “ABCD … is not a model. You can’t therefore throw it at people as a means of getting them … Continue reading
For the past 50 years the Community Development Journal has been the foremost journal in its field. To celebrate, Oxford University Press has published a 50th Anniversary Issue edited by Mick Carpenter, Akwugo Emejulu and Marilyn Taylor ‘What’s New and … Continue reading
Short videos of contributions to the Community Development Journal’s 50th Anniversary conference in Edinburgh in June 2015 are available.
The International Association for Community Development has published a special edition of its Practice Insights magazine which looks back at the ‘Community is the answer’ world conference that they organised in Glasgow last year and summarises key learning points and … Continue reading
The Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) and What Works Scotland are currently working with the Scottish Government to review the National Standards for Community Engagement (NSCE). The guidance accompanying the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act will refer public bodies and others … Continue reading
The revised Community Development National Occupational Standards have now been formally approved by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. The Commission is non-departmental public body that provides advice on skills and employment policy to the UK Government and the devolved administrations.