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 £800.

Charity price for this service starts (and usually finishes!) at £500 all in.

Closes 23rd October 2020

Modifying Local Connections in Scotland

With the proposition of suspending local connection referrals between Scottish local authorities on the table, Ministers are looking to hear views around the barriers people face to accessing the support they need.

The analysis of the Scottish Government's 2019 consultation on local connection and intentionality demonstrated that there is support for this position, although there are concerns about the potential for increases in homelessness applications and subsequent impact on statutory services.  Now it is time to input to how these changes should best be carried out.

Closes 10th December 2020


The Scottish Government’s definition of gender based violence is clearly set out in Equally Safe, Scotland’s strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls.  Alongside this there is the acknowledgement that prostitution is a form of commercial sexual exploitation. Commercial sexual exploitation persists as a result of how women are viewed by society.

This consultation explores the future of the exploitation and how Scotland will tackle this; looking at support, strategy and solutions.

Closes 1st January 2021

The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Equlities and Human Rights

This inquiry seeks to identify the evidence that some groups of people are experiencing disproportionately negative impacts of the coronavirus, and by some of the measures taken to deal with it.

They want to hear views on:

  • which equality groups are being disproportionately negatively affected by the coronavirus, and by some of the measures taken to deal with it 

  • what equality and human rights impacts there have been

  • what the Scottish Government can change or improve to mitigate against these impacts

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