Commissions and commissioners: executive summary - easy read

Easy read version of a report which sets out research findings exploring the role of commissions and commissioners in supporting rights in Scotland and the UK. The research was commissioned by Scottish Government and undertaken by Research Scotland in 2022/23.

How to make sure people with lived experience take part

Here are some different ways in which Commissions and Commissioners have tried to involve people with lived experience in their work:

  • Employing experts to help find out what the best ways of talking to people with lived experience are.
  • Making sure that all staff members know the value of making sure the voices and views of people with lived experience are heard in all their work.
  • Paying people for their time.
  • Working with people with lived experience to design projects or create guidelines.
  • Getting people with lived experience to review the Commissioner's work.
  • Making sure people with lived experience are always directly involved with investigations.
  • People with lived experience should be involved with running the organisation including inspecting it to make sure it is running properly and recruiting new people.
  • Speaking to other organisations who have members with lived experience.



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