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

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hub on their website where you can view and take part in consultations as well as see consultations that have already been archived.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:



Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Consultation

The publication of a new Strategic Plan for 2016-19 instigates the requirement to carry out a mandatory review of all Local Fire and Rescue Plans. To inform this review and to contribute to the development of new Local Fire and Rescue Plans the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service wish to gather views on local service provision.
Take part in the survey here:


Consultation: Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement

A consultation on the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement, which is a set of principles with an overarching vision that will guide the development of public policy on the nature and character of land rights and responsibilities in Scotland. This consultation is an opportunity to express your views - read more and contribute here:


Consultation seeks views on healthcare in schools

A new Scottish Government consultation is seeking views from the public on the delivery of healthcare support to pupils who need support as a result of a long term condition. New guidance has been developed in partnership with a range of key stakeholders including representatives from education and health services, specific healthcare organisations, and parents and carers.  The guidance is intended to act as a guide to the strategic and operational matters which should be considered as part of policy development by schools and NHS Boards but will also be of interest to children, young people and parents/carers. The consultation closes on 24th April 2017. Take part in the consultation here:


Community Engagement

Aberdeenshire Council, in partnership with the Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership and Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership, would like to find out how they can involve you in decisions and services. They are asking for your help to shape the way they work together to create a vision for the future which continues to strengthen your involvement in local decisions-making. At the moment they are looking for information you feel should be included in a new strategy which will focus on how they work together. Views are being sought from community groups, third sector organisations, and employees from across Aberdeenshire.
Information you share with us will help us prepare a draft version of the strategy which will be shared with you later in the year. We will then hold further talks with groups/organisations about the feedback received before going through the council’s formal approval process.


Police Scotland Consultation

Policing has undergone major change in recent years with the transition to a single service. Despite the scale of the change, the most significant in policing in more than a generation, communities have continued to benefit from a service which has performed strongly through the activity of both local and national resources. However, Scotland’s communities continue to diversify and grow, and the needs of people in society are changing. Demands on policing are growing as the world around us changes at rapid pace. In order to meet the evolving needs of all Scotland’s communities we must also continue to change. Our draft strategy sets out why we must change, what will change and how we will make the change happen. Read more and take part in the consultation here.


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