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Policy groups Scotland

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Introduction[edit | edit source]

This resource is at BETA stage and being tested.

This table lists the policy advisory groups we are aware of where government or influencers in Scotland engage civil society for reference, sounding or steering input for policy decisions.

We are mapping this against Sustainable Development Goal themes.

Note that Scottish Government has now also published a list of groups it runs and membership at its beta Government website. Beta.gov.scot/groups

By making this information publicly transparent and in one place, we can hopefully coordinate our efforts at progressing Scotland towards the globalgoals.

This is a crowdsourcing exercise - please add to and amend this table based on your engagements and involvement with government advisory groups.

Instructions: CTRL+f to search, click the up/down arrows in the table headers to sort.

To comment on the list and discuss what might work better, click on the Discussion tab above.

List of government advisory groups and engagement[edit | edit source]

Active Group SDG themes

(follows this schema)

Name of Group Group Lead Organisation Civil society members

(Please add to this)

Notes
yes Better joint working between institutions and sectors SPSO Third Sector Sounding Board Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) SCVO, One Parent Families scotland, Scottish Women's Aid, Citizens Advice Scotland, SIAA Ombudsman is Rosemary Agnew
yes Industry and infrastructure Data Delivery Group Scottish Government SCVO, Open Rights Group Chaired by Director General, Organisational Development & Operations, Scottish Government
yes Health and care Health Improvement Scotland Collaborative Learning Steering Group Health Improvement Scotland SCVO, VHS, CPAG, Shelter Scotland, CHEX
yes Health and care Health Improvement Scotland Stakeholder Advisory Group Health Improvement Scotland SCVO Hosted by ihub, HIS
yes Health and care Third sector health and social care collaborative VHS VHS, SCVO, Alliance health and social care integration
yes Health and care Drink Wise Age Well Scotland: Impact and Advisory Board Addaction VHS, Age Scotland alcohol in later life
yes Health and care Healthy Start Voucher Scheme - Short Term Working Group Scottish Government VHS, SCVO Children's Early Years
yes Health and care Cross Party Group on Improving Health ASH Scotland, Alcohol Focus Scotland VHS Public Health
yes Health and care School of Forensic Mental Health Governance Committee Edinburgh University VHS Forensic Mental Health
yes Health and care Cross Party Group on Health Inequalities VHS, SIAA Health Inequalities
yes Health and care Our Natural Health Service Advisory Group Scottish Natural Heritage VHS Green Space and Health
yes Health and care Making it Easier Implementation Group Scottish Government VHS Health Literacy
yes Health and care Scottish Public Health Network Advisory Board NHS Health Scotland VHS Public Health
yes Health and care Public Health Oversight Board Scottish Government & COSLA VHS (nom. by SCVO), SAMH (nom. by SCVO) Public Health
yes Health and care NHSScotland Volunteering National Group NHS HIS/ Scottish Health Council VHS NHS volunteers
yes An economy for all E-Skills Scotland Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Better joint working between institutions and sectors Northern Periphery Programme Regional Advisory Group Highlands and Islands Enterprise SCVO,
yes Better joint working between institutions and sectors European Network of National Associations Board European Network of National Associations SCVO,
yes Better joint working between institutions and sectors UK European Network WCVA and SCVO SCVO,
yes Better joint working between institutions and sectors Programme Monitoring Committee Interreg VA (irish cross border ESF) European Commission SCVO,
yes Better joint working between institutions and sectors Steering Committee Interreg VA European Commission SCVO,
yes Social justice Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCOWR) Poverty Alliance SCVO, SIAA
yes Social justice Scottish Government Social Security Carers Allowance Expert Panel Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Better joint working between institutions and sectors Scottish Funders' Forum Big Lottery Fund, Scotland SCVO,
yes Better joint working between institutions and sectors Scottish Third Sector Governance Forum ACOSVO (Chair) SCVO,
yes Health and care National Telehealth and Telecare Advisory Board, Scottish Government Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Reducing inequalities (social, geographical and digital) dotScot advisory board, Scottish Government Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Reducing inequalities (social, geographical and digital) Digital Champions Programme, Scottish Government Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Reducing inequalities (social, geographical and digital) Ministerial group on digital participation, Scottish Government Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Better joint working between institutions and sectors Cyber Resilience National Leadership Board, Scottish Government Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Health and care NHS Inform Website Redesign, NHS 24 NHS 24 SCVO,
yes An economy for all Erasmus+ Country Advisory Group for Scotland British Council SCVO,
yes An economy for all Community Jobs Scotland Management Group Joint group with Scottish Government, Jobcentre Plus, SCVO, SDS and SLAED SCVO,
yes Planning public services Community Planning Partnership Networking Group Scottish Government SCVO,
yes An economy for all Employer Recruitment Incentive Advisory Group Scottish Government SCVO,
yes An economy for all Lowlands & Uplands Scotland Programme Monitoring Committee Scottish Government SCVO,
yes An economy for all National Rules Working Group for European Structural Fund and European Regional Development Fund Scottish Government SCVO,
yes An economy for all Pathways to Employment sub-group of the Commonwealth Games Legacy Group on behalf of SCVO Scottish Government SCVO,
yes An economy for all Scottish Employability Forum Scottish Government SCVO,
yes An economy for all Scottish Structural Funds Monitoring and Evaluation Group Scottish Government SCVO,
yes An economy for all Community Jobs Scotland Evaluation Group Scottish Government SCVO,
yes An economy for all Youth Justice Strategy - Sub-Group on Employment Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Reducing inequalities (social, geographical and digital) Scottish Government Opportunities for All Sub-group Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Reducing inequalities (social, geographical and digital) Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics Advisory Board Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Social justice Scottish Privacy Forum UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO Scotland) SCVO,
yes Planning public services Third Sector Research Forum Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Planning public services Evaluating Policy Influence working group Evaluation Support Scotland SCVO,
yes Better joint working between institutions and sectors Cross Party Group on the Scottish Economy Scottish Parliament SCVO,
yes Planning public services Cross Party Group on Volunteering Scottish Parliament, Volunteer Scotland (secretariat) SCVO, Volunteer Scotland
yes Health and care Scottish Government Health Working Group for Welfare Reform Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Health and care ILIS Social Care Working Group Independent Living in Scotland SCVO,
yes Gender equality Engender welfare group Engender SCVO,
yes Quality education Scottish Universities Insight Institute Innovation Steering Group Scottish Universities Insight Institute SCVO,
yes Planning public services Scottish Government Community Choices Fund assessment panel Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Planning amenities Public Procurement Advisory Board Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Planning amenities Ministerial Public Procurement Advisory Group Scottish Government SCVO,
yes An economy for all Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative Poverty Alliance, Scottish Government, Living Wage Foundation SCVO,
no Social justice Welfare Reform Scrutiny Group Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Social justice Human Rights Check UK steering group, British Institute of Human Rights British Institute of Human Rights SCVO,
yes Better joint working between institutions and sectors Scottish Rural Development Council Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Health and care Delivery Group sub-group - Improvement and Support Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Health and care Health and Community Care delivery group Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Health and care Quality Alliance Board sub-group - Increasing engagement between key NHS Board members and the third sector Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Health and care Quality Alliance Board sub-group - Third Sector Engagement - Accessible Resource Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Health and care Healthy & Active Ageing short-life reference group NHS Health Scotland SCVO,
no Better joint working between institutions and sectors Scottish Government ‘Democratic renewal inquiry’ Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Health and care Scottish Government ‘Out of Hours service review’ led by Sir Ian Ritchie Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Health and care Transformational Change Programme Board Scottish Government Previously - SCVO, Group now closed to sector
yes Planning public services Scottish Volunteering Forum Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (Chair) SCVO,
yes An economy for all National Economic Forum Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Planning public services Scottish Legacy Executive Board Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Health and care Shifting the Balance of Care Scottish Government SCVO,
yes An economy for all Skills Utilisation Board Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Better joint working between institutions and sectors Four Nations – 5 Councils Equal responsibility SCVO/WCVA/NCVO/NICVA SCVO,
yes Better joint working between institutions and sectors Scottish Leaders Forum Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Planning public services South Ayrshire Compact Working Group South Ayrshire Council SCVO,
yes An economy for all South Ayrshire Local Social Economy Network Girvan Horizons SCVO,
yes Industry and infrastructure Scottish Standards Advisory Committee on fundraising Institute of Fundraising (Scotland) SCVO,
yes Health and care Preventative Spend round table Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Responsive public institutions Participatory Budgeting Working Group Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Climate action Climate Challenge Fund Grants Panel Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Quality education ESRC Peer Review College Economic and Social Research Council SCVO,
yes Quality education AQMEN Executive Committee (EC) Applied Quantitative Method Network (AQMeN) in Scotland SCVO,
yes Industry and infrastructure HMRC Charity Tax Forum UK Government HMRC SCVO,
yes Climate action Stop Climate Chaos Scotland Stop Climate Chaos Scotland SCVO,
yes Industry and infrastructure Advisory role, UK Charity Tax Group Management Board UK Charity Tax Group SCVO,
yes Climate action Voluntary Sector Sub-Group of the Resilience Advisory Board for Scotland Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Planning public services What Works Scotland National Partners Group What Works Scotland, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow SCVO,
yes Responsive public institutions Participation duty Ministerial advisory group Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Industry and infrastructure Data Management Board Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Better joint working between institutions and sectors SHRC Scottish National Action Plan working group Scottish Human Rights Commission SCVO,
yes Reducing inequalities (social, geographical and digital) Digital Participation Ministerial Group Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Reducing inequalities (social, geographical and digital) Cross Party Group on Digital Participation Scottish Parliament SCVO,
yes Reducing inequalities (social, geographical and digital) Glasgow Digital Participation Steering Group Glasgow City Council SCVO,
yes Reducing inequalities (social, geographical and digital) Digital Leaders Scotland Steering Group Digital Leaders Group SCVO,
yes Better joint working between institutions and sectors Cyber Awareness Raising Working Group Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Quality education National Libraries Strategy Implementation Group SLIC SCVO,
yes Better joint working between institutions and sectors Cyber Resilience National Leadership Board Scottish Government SCVO,
yes Industry and infrastructure (UK) Charity Sector Law Management Group Community Matters (England) SCVO,
yes An economy for all Highland LEADER LAG (Advisory member) Highland Council SCVO,
yes Health and care IRISS Advisory Group for 'Plan P' programme IRISS SCVO,
yes Better joint working between institutions and sectors Better Culture Working Group, SHRC Scottish Human Rights Commission SCVO,
yes Industry and infrastructure Scottish Charity Finance Group Management Committee Scottish Charity Finance Group SCVO,
yes Industry and infrastructure Fund Raising Standards Board Management Board Fund Raising Standards Board SCVO,
yes Industry and infrastructure The Pensions Trust Steering Committee The Pensions Trust SCVO,
yes Industry and infrastructure UK Third Sector Pensions Deficits Working Group UK Government Department for Work and Pensions SCVO,
yes An economy for all Sub Group on the Enterprise and Employability Vision and Strategy Scottish Prison Service SCVO,
yes Responsive public institutions Lobbying Register Working Group Scottish Parliament's Lobbying Registrar SCVO, Marie Curie
No Health and care Dementia Strategy Implementation and monitoring group Scottish Government Alzheimer Scotland
Yes Health and care Strategic Framework for Action on Palliative and End of Life Care National Implementation Advisory Group Scottish Government Alzheimer Scotland, Marie Curie, Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care, CHAS
Yes Industry and infrastructure Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data SCVO Directly linked to Sustainable Development Goals
Yes Reducing inequalities (social, geographical and digital) Sustainable Development Goals Network Steering Group SCVO SCVO Directly linked to Sustainable Development Goals
Yes Responsive public institutions Open Government Network Scotland SCVO SCVO Directly linked to Sustainable Development Goals
Yes Better joint working between institutions and sectors OSCR's Fundraising Reference Group OSCR SCVO
Yes Social justice Disability and Carers Benefits Expert Advisory Group Scottish Government Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance

Glasgow Disability Alliance

Carers Scotland

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Dundee Carers Centre

East Ayrshire Citizens Advice Bureau

Scottish Recovery Network

SAMH

Health and Social Care Alliance SIAA Inclusion Scotland

Independent group chaired by Prof. Jim McCormick
Yes Social justice Strengthening Economic and Social Rights steering group Scottish Human Rights Commission SCVO
Yes Social justice Social Security - Communications & Engagement Partnership Group Scottish Government SCVO
Yes Social justice Social Security - Agency Operations Reference Group Scottish Government SCVO

Independent Living Fund Scotland

CPAG

Macmillan

Inclusion Scotland

Citizens Advice

Alliance

Disability Agenda Scotland

Scottish Government
Yes Responsive public institutions Programme Board for Identity Assurance Scottish Government SCVO
Yes Responsive public institutions National Stakeholder Forum for Identity Assurance Scottish Government SCVO
Yes Better joint working between institutions and sectors NCVO Charity Tax Commission Reference Group NCVO SCVO Chaired by Sir Nicholas Monatagu. SCVO rep is John Downie.
Yes Social justice Kindness Innovation Network (KIN) Carnegie UK Trust SCVO
Yes Health and care Health and Social Care Standards Leadership subgroup Scottish Government Voluntary Health Scotland Care, Support and Rights Division, Scottish Government
Yes Social justice Health and Justice Collaboration Improvement Board (HJCIB) - Policing and Mental Health Sub-Group Scottish Government Turning Point Scotland Police Division, Scottish Government
Yes Social justice Reference group for the First Minister's advisory group on human rights leadership Scottish Government SCVO
Yes Responsive public institutions Audit Scotland Digital Advisory Group Audit Scotland SCVO
Yes Social justice Health and Social Care Standards Charter Scoping group Scottish Government / Care Inspectorate SCVO

Voluntary Health Scotland

Care, Support and Rights Division, Scottish Government
Yes Better joint working between institutions and sectors Strategic review on Scotland and Europe Scottish Centre on European Relations SCVO Brexit
Yes Social justice Scottish Mediation Research project - Expert Advisory Group Scottish Mediation SCVO Reporting to Scottish Government on mediation and the social security system