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Community Engagement How To Guide

This guide has been developed to help people who are involved in community engagement. We hope to help everyone to understand what community engagement is, how it works and the impact that it can have.

  • Background to community engagement - what do we mean by engagement? Why is it important in the Scottish context?
  • Techniques - there are so many different methods you can use to involve communities. This section gives you practical advice on using different techniques.
  • Publications - this section brings together useful guidance on community engagement.
  • Case studies - do you want to learn from the experiences of others? Our case studies highlight what others have done to engage communities - and some of the lessons learned!
  • Engagement and equalities - do you want to engage with minority ethnic communities? Or want some tips on how to engage with other equalities groups?
  • National standards for community engagement - these standards provide general advice about engaging with communities in an effective way.
  • Illustrations from the pilots