There is a clear purpose for the engagement, which is based on a shared understanding of community needs and ambitions.

How will we know we have met this Standard?

  • Partners are involved at the start of the process in identifying and defining the focus that the engagement will explore.
  • A clear and agreed engagement plan is in place.
  • All available information which can affect the engagement process has been shared and used to develop the community engagement plan.
  • Partners agree what the outcomes of the engagement process should be, what indicators will be used to measure success, and what evidence will be gathered.
  • The timescales for the engagement process are realistic.
  • There are sufficient resources to support an effective engagement process.


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