Open Consultations

Here are just a few of the consultations that are open for response just now.  We can produce a response with your concerns, solutions and ideas to one of these, or any other consultation open at the moment.

Responses cost from £950.

Charity price for this service starts (and usually finishes!) at £800 all in.

Closes 12th July 2021

Regulation of Child Contact Centres

The Scottish Government have a consultation open to look at Child Contact Centres.


Child contact centres can play a very important role in allowing a child to have a relationship with a parent; providing a safe space space that is free of conflict, allowing relationships to be maintained. 

The Children (Scotland) Act 2020 gives the Scottish Ministers the power to regulate child contact centres.

This consultation seeks views on various aspects of what regulation would look like.
  Are you or your organisation able to provide valuable input to help shape this?

Closes 28th May 2021

There is a consultation open just now to look at the Patient Safety Commissioner Role.  


The decision to establish a Patient Safety Commissioner role for Scotland came as a result of a recommendation from 'First Do No Harm: The Report of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review' (the Cumberlege Review), published in July 2020. The recommendations in the review were accepted and the recommendation to establish a Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland was included in the Programme for Government.

This consultation seeks to gain a better understanding of what people across Scotland think of the Patient Safety Commissioner role, what it can add, and how it can do this.

Closes 25th June 2021

Local Place Plan Regulations

Local Place Plans are community led plans providing proposals for the development and use of land.  These were introduced by the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 and set out a community’s aspirations for its future development and how bring these to life.

Whilst the bulk of provisions for Local Place Plans are to be found within the changes in the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 to the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997, this has left a number of matters to secondary legislation. The Scottish Government is therefore consulting on these matters which relate to the preparation, content, submission and registration of Local Place Plans.