This page will be updated monthly to provide up-to-date links to
consultations relevant to the third sector.
Scottish Land Commission seeks community views
The Scottish Land Commission has launched a new survey seeking views of communities across Scotland about community engagement in decisions relating to land. The Commission wants to make sure that all people in Scotland have the opportunity to be involved in decisions about land that significantly affect them. The Commission is supporting communities, landowners and land managers to work together to make better – and fairer – decisions about land use with the publication of its first Protocol on Community Engagement in Decisions Relating to Land. For more information, visit: https://landcommission.gov.scot/lrrs/communityengagement/
North East Transport Consultation
NESTRANS are interested in the whole range of issues across all modes of transport. In order to stimulate discussion and comment, they have posted discussion papers on a range of topics on their website. They are consulting on a variety off issues, including:
- The affordability of transport
- Road safety and casualty reduction
- Behavioural change and mode shift
- The existing rail network
- Carbon reduction and alternative fuels
They want to hear your views - read more and take part here: https://www.nestrans2040.org.uk/share-your-views/?fbclid=IwAR0pL7JrtbH3Ks-AyrJ1qr1t72KTWfstQExq68zQowEQ9MT97wwaMrW7Ps0
Have your say on draft National Transport Strategy
The National Transport Strategy (NTS2) sets out a vision for the next 20 years and was developed in collaboration with over 60 partner organisations around Scotland. The global climate emergency and the role of transport in helping to deliver net-zero emissions by 2045 is a key priority, along with how transport can play its part in building a fairer society. More than 3,000 people joined them at over 80 engagement events or participated through surveys. The consultation will be open until 23 October 2019. Take part here: https://consult.gov.scot/transport-scotland/national-transport-strategy/
Developing a measure of citizenship for Scotland
Developing a measure of citizenship is a non-clinical approach to measuring health and wellbeing. To inform the creation of this measure, Strathclyde University in partnership with Yale, and with support from SRN, would like to hear your views (via a short survey) on the things that have an impact on your health and wellbeing. Find out more and take part here: https://hass.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6msK5h1VfK1rbVj
Call for Views - Children (Scotland) Bill
The Justice Committee at the Scottish Parliament has recently launched a call for views on the Children (Scotland) Bill. The Bill aims to:
- ensure the best interests of children are central to contact and residence cases by ensuring that their views are fully considered
- further protect victims of domestic abuse and their children
- ensure further compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in family court cases.
The Committee is keen that as many external groups as possible (particularly community-based groups and organisations) have an opportunity to have their say on the proposed provisions of the Bill. The call for views and information about how to make a submission can be found on the Scottish Parliament webpage at: https://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/112981.aspx. The deadline for submissions is Friday 15th November 2019.
Scottish Recovery Network is keen to capture the experiences and learning of those using the Peer2Peer resource to deliver training so that they can understand how it is being used on the ground and produce some resources to encourage and support more people, groups and organisations to use Peer2Peer. SRN would very much appreciate it if you could complete this brief survey to tell them about your experiences of delivering training using the Peer2Peer resource. The survey should take only 5 minutes to complete and will be open until November 2019. You can find the survey here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/P2P-contacts
Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership Strategic Plan Consultation
Earlier this year Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership - AHSCP began, with your help, to develop their next strategic plan which will be the blueprint for how they make decisions about what services they will and will not invest in over the next 5 years. You can find out more and have your say by going to this page https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/ahscp/engagement/strategic-plan-engagement/
Care of Older People (Grampian) Consultation
The three Integrated Joint Boards (IJBs) and NHS Grampian are carrying out a Grampian wide review into the Care of Older People to inform the development of a robust strategic plan which builds on current good practice. The consultation document sets out our draft strategic framework which has been developed through engagement with key stakeholders across Grampian - view the document here. NHS Grampian would really value your views on our proposed vision, principles and priorities, and would be grateful if you could take the time to read the framework and complete the questionnaire here: https://pcocomplaints.limequery.com/index.php/765593/lang-en
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: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/
Please send information about consultations that are live and relevant to the Third Sector to: Lindsay.Allardyce@avashire.org.uk.