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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, part 2 Community Planning, Guidance

Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateDecember 20, 2016


ISBN 978 1 78652 707 3 (web only publication)
PPDAS 260852

This document is also available in pdf format (376 KB)


Part 1 - Strategic overview of community planning


Purpose of community planning and summary of expectations

What difference does the 2015 Act make to community planning?

What is the scope of the guidance?

Part 2 More detailed supporting guidance

A: Principles of effective community planning
Community participation
Tackling inequalities
Shared leadership
Governance and accountability
Understanding of local communities' needs, circumstances and opportunities
Focus on key priorities
Focus on prevention
Resourcing improvement
Effective performance management

B: Specific guidance on statutory plans
Local outcomes improvement plans
Locality plans

C: Guidance on other provisions in Part 2 of the Act
Duty on Scottish Ministers to promote community planning
Establishment of corporate bodies

D: Links to supporting materials