Participation requests

Part 3 of the Community Empowerment Act 2015 enables communities to request to participate in decisions and processes which are aimed at improving outcomes.

Read the The Participation Request (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2017.


We have developed participation request guidance for both public service authorities and community bodies to use. Public service authorities are required to follow guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers in carrying out their functions in relation to participation requests.

Any comments or questions on the guidance can be sent to:

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