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Participation Requests

Participation Requests

Regulations and guidance are needed to fill in the detail of how the participation request mechanism as set out in Part 3 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 will work in practice.

A consultation was undertaken in 2016 on draft regulations and guidance.


We have been developing the revised regulations and working with a stakeholder group to write the guidance for public service authorities and community participation bodies.

We expect the regulations to be laid in early 2017 and for the provisions to come into force following the parliamentary process on or around the 1 April 2017.

The paper attached is the current draft Guidance for community participation bodies and public service authorities. We do not expect the guidance to change significantly from this point but we welcome your comments and questions. You can email us at participationrequestguidance@gov.scot

Draft Participation Request Guidance - February 2017

The paper attached provides a summary of the Participation Request process.

Please feel free to use the papers for information and discussion in your own organisation or networks.  If you have a question you can email us at participationrequestguidance@gov.scot