The Commission on Highland Democracy has published its interim report. Key findings so far are: Decision making is exclusive. … People consider decision making to be centralised not because it takes place a long distance from them. …(but) when a … Continue reading
This new briefing from the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research on Families and Relationships addresses how children and young people’s participation in decision-making at the community level can be meaningfully supported by NGOs, using research findings from Tamil Nadu … Continue reading
We have all seen illustrations of the ‘ladder of participation’ and similar ideas. This Flickr page by someone called Tim Bonnemann gathers together lots and lots of them.
Following ClimateXChange’s project on citizens juries Dr Jen Roberts and Dr Ruth Lightbody have reviewed ten similar projects to understand how witnesses are being involved in different ways. The report looks at a range of issues relating to the expert … Continue reading
The Scottish Government has published the draft guidance for the Participation Request part of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act, following consultations. Regulations and guidance are needed to fill in the detail of how the Participation Request mechanism as set out in Part 3 of … Continue reading
According to Holyrood magazine, the Scottish Health Council “had a torrid time in front of MSPs” at a Health and Sport committee meeting. The Council, which sits in Healthcare Improvement Scotland, was set up to improve the involvement of patients … Continue reading