The purpose of consultation is to ensure that there is meaningful public engagement in decision making in Derbyshire. Putting local people at the heart of the decision making process is key, with decision makers demonstrating how they have used this intelligence to inform and influence the design and delivery of services.
The purpose of this document is to:
• Encourage organisations to view the public as a vital resource who can help them solve the significant financial and other resource issues they face
• To improve the quality of engagement in developing ideas and options for service change
• To help organisations and members of the public understand best practice and the legal requirements around consultations, and promote genuine and meaningful public consultation that is not just a box ticking exercise.
This Consultation Good Practice ‘Checklist’ has been written to accompany Healthwatch Derbyshire’s ‘Best Practice Guidance to Public Consultation’.