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Best Practice Guidance 2017-04-05T11:51:58+00:00

Community Engagement

National Standards for Community Engagement –

VOiCE (Visioning Outcomes in Community Engagement) planning and recording software to help individuals, organisations and partnerships design and deliver effective community engagement –

Better Community Engagement – training materials for a wide range of audiences, including Community Councils and other community groups/organisations

Planning For Real –

CPP Engagement Strategy –  (this will soon be replaced by a new Community Engagement Framework and a link to that will be shown here in due course)

CPP Youth Engagement Strategy –


EQHRIA Equalities and Human Rights Impact Assessment information –

Data Protection

Data Protection and Community Councils – Briefing Note –

Participatory Budgeting

Improvement Service Briefing Note on Participatory Budgeting for Elected Members –

Short 10-minute video on Participatory Budgeting –

Scottish network on Participatory Budgeting –

Community Benefit Guidance

Guidance on Community Benefits from Renewable Energy Projects for Community and Voluntary Groups

Community benefit is a voluntary contribution donated by the developer of a large-scale commercial renewable energy development as a compensatory package for the community where the development will have a long term impact on the environment. This guidance helps community and voluntary groups understand the steps and processes around community benefit in Aberdeenshire –

Community Capacity Building

‘What is Community Capacity Building?’ Resources produced by the SCDC around Community Capacity Building – 

‘Are We Ready?’ A toolkit and video exploring how to engage with communities around preparation for the impacts of climate change – 

Early Years & Education

The Scottish Government have produced ‘Play Out of Hours’, a toolkit designed to help communities use school grounds for play outwith teaching hours –

Alcohol Licensing

Alcohol Focus have produced a ‘Community Licensing Toolkit’ aimed at helping communities to raise concerns about the impact of alcohol in their local community. The toolkit will help communities to understand and navigate the licensing board process and make their voice heard –