What are they?
There are many varied types of consultation. They aim to provide opportunities for all 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. Consultation exercises seek views in a number of different ways, such as written papers, public meetings, focus groups, questionnaire exercises or on-line discussion forums.
Consultation exercises do not address individual concerns and comments, but may eventually inform the policy process of the relevant directorate or public body. Typically consultations involve a written paper inviting answers to specific questions or more general views about the material presented. These papers are open for Carers to have their opinions and submit their responses.
Why are consultations so important?
Consultations give people in all walks of life a chance to get involved in the work of government. It is an important part of the policy-making process.
The views and suggestions detailed in consultation responses are analysed and used as part of the decision-making process. The responses that Carers submit may:
- Indicate the need for further policy development or review
- Inform the development of a particular policy
- Help decisions to be made between alternative policy proposals
- Used to finalise legislation before it is implemented
What we want to do
We want to seek out areas of interest that impact on Carers. We will find consultations and explain the outline of them so you can decide if you think you can have a say in the development of policy.
How can you make a difference?
Take part, when you see a consultation on our web site or Facebook pages click the link and have a read to add your opinion. If you want to discuss the consultation Ask we….We want Carers opinions and views to be heard. If you are not sure, we can talk the idea or process through with you.
Proposed Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions) (Scotland) Bill – Draft Proposal
Proposal for a Bill to require the Scottish Ministers to introduce, and to implement, a National Transitions Strategy to improve outcomes for children and young people with a disability in the transition to adulthood, and to require local authorities to introduce a transitions plan to ensure each child and young person with a disability receives appropriate care and support before, and during, the transition to adulthood; and for connected purposes.
Lodged 9 October 2019
Consultation closes 22 January 2020
Accompanied by: Consultation Document (481KB pdf)
Young Carer Survey
South Lanarkshire Carers Network are asking young carers in South Lanarkshire to complete this questionnaire telling us what you would like from a future young carers service. Closing date 20th December 2019
Please visit:- https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NLSXNJX
Police Scotland Survey
Local policing is central to Police Scotland – Survey closes 31st January
We would like to know what issues you think we should prioritise, nationally and in your local area, as well as the best methods for communicating with you.
Your views are important to us and we are committed to using this information to shape our policing priorities – both locally in your area and nationally. We will do this through analysing your feedback and looking at data from a number of other important sources such as local and national crime trends.
What you tell us will also influence how we communicate and engage with you and your community.
For further information on policing in your local area please visit our website: https://www.scotland.police.uk/your-community/
The consultation is open for 12 weeks (30/09/2019 until 13/12/2019).
You can access the consultation using the following link :
Overview – The Carers Strategic Policy Statement maps the main policies across the Scottish Government which are particularly relevant to unpaid carers – alongside the outcomes these policies contribute towards and the Scottish Government’s overall ambitions for carers and carer support. It is intended to assist local and national strategic planning and policy development in the statutory, independent and third sector to understand the existing national policies and approaches in place to support unpaid carers in Scotland.
By having this “map” of national carer support policies and strategies, those with a role in commissioning or providing support for carers can make fully informed decisions about different approaches and models, and tap into existing opportunities.
The draft puts the individual carer in the centre and focuses on national policies to address four different aspects of carer support:
- Carer Voice and Engagement
- Health and Social Care Support
- Social and Financial Inclusion
- Young Carers
Fairhill Fairsay are asking all residents to get involved and take part in a short survey by telling us what you think of your neighborhood, and how you can influence and make changes that you wish to happen for your area.
Visit the survey at:- Shared on behalf of South Lanarkshire Partnership – Survey closes 31st January 2020.
Visit the survey at:- tinyurl.com/fairhill-surv-19