We will use methods of engagement that are fit for purpose.

How will we know we have met this Standard?

  • The methods used are appropriate for the purpose of the engagement.
  • The methods used are acceptable and accessible to participants
  • A variety of methods are used throughout the engagement to make sure that a wide range of voices is heard.
  • Full use is made of creative methods which encourage maximum participation and effective dialogue.
  • The methods used are evaluated and adapted, if necessary, in response to feedback from participants and partners.

Some examples of community engagement methods include:

Focus groups, public meetings, mini-publics, questionnaires, participatory budgeting, community action research, online surveys, social-media campaigns, charrettes and story dialogue.


To learn about the Methods Standard in BSL click here