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

Progressing Children's Rights in Scotland - An Action Plan 2018-21 

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)  underpins Scottish Ministers’ ambitions to make Scotland the best place to grow up, be educated and to bring up children. The Scottish Government is keen to seek the views of all those with an interest in children’s rights on the proposed content of the Action Plan for taking forward the rights of the child over the coming 3 year period, 2018-2021. They are also keen to seek the views of children and young people on the consultation. The Scottish Ministers are also engaging separately with children and young people to ensure that their views are heard in the preparation of the 3-year Action Plan. Take part here: . Deadline:  26th September 2018.

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:

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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