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


Improved English language provision

To improve access to learn English for Aberdeenshire residents whose first language is not English, the Aberdeenshire Learning Community Partnership (ALCP) is conducting a survey to gather information on what support exists and how it could be increased. The ALCP will use the results of the survey to help it engage with stakeholders to agree on a strategy for the delivery of English language learning support. Your feedback will assist in establishing a single portal for those who need support for learning English to connect with those who can deliver that support. It will also help provide information on what resources and funding should be secured to develop English language provision in Aberdeenshire. Visit the survey here:

Mapping participation requests one year on

Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) would like community groups and organisations to tell them about their experience of participation requests so far, even if, before reading this, you had never heard of them! Participation requests are a new way for community groups and organisations to have their voices heard in the planning and delivery of services. The right to make a participation request to a public body was introduced as part of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act, and came into effect on the 1st April 2017. Please take 5 minutes to answer some questions about your experience of participation requests. This will help to build a picture of how participation requests are being used across Scotland and provide information on what else might be needed to ensure that the legislation works as intended. Take part in the survey here: 

Arts & Culture Adult Learning Survey 2018

Aberdeenshire Council Cultural Services invites you to complete the Arts & Culture Adult Learning Survey 2018. Your views will help inform the future provision of creative learning opportunities, performances and events in Aberdeenshire.  The survey will take just a few minutes to complete.  Thank you for your help. For further information please contact Leslie Murison, Learning Development Officer, Gordon House, Blackhall Rd, Inverurie AB51 3WA Email: Tel: 01467 537476. Take the survey here:

Nutritional requirements for food and drink in schools

This consultation aims to secure thoughts and views on the proposed amendments to the Nutritional Requirements for food and drink in schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008 which set nutritional requirements for school meals in Scotland. The proposed amendments will take the nutritional requirements closer to the Scottish Dietary Goals. Take part in the consultation here: 

Survey - Disabled Women: Our Bodies, Our Rights

Disabled women and girls have the same rights as non-disabled women so this survey aims to find out what needs to change to make their experiences better. Find out more and visit the survey here:

CLD workforce survey

Working with Scottish Communities 2018
 is a national study of the CLD workforce from Education Scotland and the CLD Standards Council. The online survey is now live and will be open until Friday 10th August. We want to hear from as many CLD practitioners, volunteers, employer organisations and other stakeholders as possible. Your views are important for us to be able to understand who is doing what across Scotland. This helps us to better advocate for community learning and development, and better support the workforce, volunteers, employers and organisations with the training and development needs.

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.

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