In April 2005 the Council approved a new set of Consultation Standards to guide its approach to consulting and involving the public and it's service users. These build on and update the Council's previous principles of consultation that were adopted in 2000.
These Standards aim to provide you with a clear statement of the Council's commitment to consultation and public involvement and have recently been subject to public consultation. All of the comments received as part of this consultation were considered by the Council's cabinet on the 5th April 2005 and you can read the report here along with the overview of comments.
Our 7 Consultation Standards
|1.||Consult and involve people widely when planning, developing and delivering our services|
|2.||Join with partners to share good practice and avoid duplication|
|3.||Ensure that all relevant sections of the community are heard|
|4.||Ensure that consultation is accessible to people who take part|
|5.||Provide clear and concise information before consulting|
|6.||Record all our consultation accurately|
|7.||Give clear and simple feedback to people and show how the consultation has been used to inform our services and policies|
Follow this link or click on the numbers to see each individual Standard in more detail.
Page Last Updated: 3 September 2010