Policy & Consultations

The third sector plays a vital role across all areas of West Dunbartonshire life.  It’s important to make sure this is recognised in local and national policy-making and planning.  That’s where we come in.   

Given the sector’s breadth and reach it’s not possible to provide a single sector voice, instead our role is to champion the work and interests of the third sector and to ensure the voices of the networking forums is heard, included and promoted across the range of partnerships and structures. 

Responding to formal consultations is also important and we aim to ensure a West Dunbartonshire sector submission is made in respect of each consultation exercise.  By doing this, we can encourage open dialogue across a range of sector partners and inform new developments. 

Opportunities to engage are promoted using our news section, e-bulletin and social media channels. For targeted consultations, you may also receive a direct invitation to participate. This could be by taking part in a telephone interview or focus group or completing a short questionnaire. 

Copies of consultation responses made can be found in our Documents and Resources section.

We also encourage individual submissions from local organisations and are happy to talk you through the process and help you draft your response.

To see all open Scottish Government consultations click here.

Need any help? Contact us to find out more. 

Need something a little more bespoke?

Looking to take forward a consultation with your members or service users? We can offer a range of support from drafting strong questions to facilitating sessions on your behalf. 

There may be a charge for these services. Please talk to us if this is of interest. We may be able to help you source funding to meet any costs involved. 

Contact us to find out more.

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