Consultations 1This page will be updated monthly to provide up-to-date links to consultations relevant to the third sector.

 Third Sector Engagement in Children’s Services Planning survey

A national survey to gather feedback from third sector children’s services organisations on a range of related themes, including how the third sector is supported to engage in children’s services planning; partnership working to improve children’s outcomes; how the third sector contributes to the voices and experiences of children to the children’s services planning process; commissioning practices; and areas for improvement across the various themes. The NTSG (National Third Sector GIRFEC) Project would greatly appreciate your time and input in completing the following survey. Your feedback will help them to take stock on what has been working well in children’s services planning, as well as identifying any challenges and areas for improvement. Find out more and take part here:

Consultation on Scottish Charity Law

This consultation seeks views on potential improvements to the statutory charity regulation framework in Scotland, in light of proposals put forward by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). The proposals broadly focus on improvements to charity law that would increase transparency and accountability in order to maintain public trust and confidence in charities and OSCR. The Scottish Government are seeking views from members of the public, the charity sector, and anyone with an interest in charity law. We want to learn from the sector’s expertise and experience and hear first-hand about what really makes an impact on levels of public trust and confidence. Deadline: 1st April 2019. View the consultation here:

Police Scotland - Shaping our direction and delivery 2019-2022 - survey

Police Scotland wants to hear from the public and their partners about how they shape the service that they provide. In 2017 they agreed a ten year strategy for how they want to build a sustainable service able to adapt to the needs of a changing Scotland. Since then, they have been planning for and delivering change, whilst continuing to provide the local and specialist services that keep people safe. As part of their ongoing engagement, they are looking for opinions from people across Scotland on their proposed outcomes, approach, and how you want to be involved in working with them to continue to shape future services. Police Scotland are also keen to hear your views to help shape their future strategies in respect to prevention and public contact and engagement. Your opinions will help them to make sure that their plan fits with expectations and enables continued collaboration, and that they identify any areas of the plan that require to be amended or strengthened. Their plan will be laid before the Scottish Parliament by the end of March 2019. Read more and visit the survey here:
Closes 18 Mar 2019.

Cafes in communities
Are you involved in running a café in a local community (geographical or shared interest) run for local people and/or by local people? Please take part in a short survey for Community Food and Health Scotland (CFHS) which is working with Senscot and café networks across Scotland. It wants to highlight the contribution that cafes make in supporting communities' health and wellbeing, and find out what would help make sure cafes in communities are, and continue to be, seen as valuable assets and sustainable. Please complete the short survey here

SensationALL Service Survey 2019

SensationALL are looking for your input to develop SensationALL's service provision. Can you spare 10 minutes to answer as many questions as you can and give them your feedback on their current level of services and amenities? Fill in their survey here:

Have your say on alcohol and other drugs in Aberdeenshire
Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (ADP) are keen to engage with as many people as possible from across Aberdeenshire to hear your views about what their priorities should be. So whether you are someone with a lived experience of alcohol or other drug issues, an affected family member, a young person, a concerned parent, a professional with an interest in alcohol or other drugs, or in fact anyone with a view on this important topic ADP would love to hear from you. ADP are carrying out a live survey throughout March. 
The survey link on the drug and alcohol support website which can be found at: Deadline: 5th April 2019.

Your Chance to Have a Say about Ellon Now and Ellon in the Future!
The Ellon Now, Ellon New project is supported by Aberdeenshire Council and the Scottish Government’s Making Places programme. It provides an opportunity for the communities of Ellon to actively take part in developing ideas for the town centre. Visit the survey here:

Disabled Leadership Network
Inclusion Scotland is hoping to build a ‘disabled leadership network’. This will be a network comprising of disabled people who want to become stronger leaders, within their community, workplace, education setting, or within politics and activism. Their hope is to facilitate a platform where disabled people can develop their leadership skills and gain the confidence to lead in areas where they would like to see change. They want this network to be shaped by disabled people's voices and opinions. Please help inform the network by filling in this short survey:

Job Grant consultation
The Scottish Government is consulting on its key eligibility criteria and format of the Job Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland to support young people moving back into employment. The grant will be paid to 16-24 year olds (up to 26 years old for care leavers) who have been out of paid employment and who have been in receipt of a qualifying benefit specified by the Scottish Government. Closing date: 9th April 2019. Read more and take part at:

Scottish Government Consultation Hub

The Scottish Government wants to make it as easy as possible for those who wish to express their opinions on a proposed area of work to do so in ways which will inform and enhance that work.
They have a consultation hub on their website where you can view and take part in consultations as well as see consultations that have already been archived.

Visit the hub here:

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