Participation requests

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 provides a way to

  • Engage communities in improving outcomes
  • Encourages and promotes dialogue
  • Tackle inequalities
  • Support the increased participation of those whose voices are less heard or who face additional barriers

Participation requests allow a community body to talk with public authorities about local issues and services.

Where a community body believes it could help to improve an outcome, it will be able to ask that the public body takes part in a process to improve that outcome.

Part 3 of the Community Empowerment Act (external link) sets out the process for how participation requests will work.

If your group wants to make a participation request to us, please use our guidance notes and a request forms or contact us for advice.

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