The Requirements for Community Learning and Development (Scotland) Regulations 2013

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The Requirements for Community Learning and
Development (Scotland) Regulations 2013

RESPONDENT INFORMATION FORM

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1. Name/Organisation

Organisation Name

COMMUNITY LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGERS SCOTLAND


Title

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Surname

Taylor

Forename

Peter


2. Postal Address

56, Turnberry Road,

Glasgow













Postcode
G11 5AP

Phone
0141 586 7588

Email
peter@pdtaylor.com


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CONSULTATION QUESTIONS


1. How well do you think the draft SSI will help to strengthen the
legislative basis for CLD?


Community Learning and Development Managers Scotland strongly supports the
proposal for a SSI and the main elements of the draft. We believe that they will
help to strengthen the role of Community Learning and Development in achieving
national outcomes and

the ability of all partners to recognise and support this
contribution, by creating a clearer framework of accountability.


We generally welcome the emphasis on the need to identify target individuals and
groups. However, we would urge that authorities m
ust be permitted to interpret
this to include the targeting of broad sections of the population, e.g. young people
generally, where they wish to do so and this contributes to the achievement of
national and local outcomes.


We particularly welcome the fac
t that the draft mandates the establishment of a
process
by which CLD is secured, and not simply a particular arrangement for
producing a plan or establishing a partnership.



2. Are there aspects of the draft SSI that you think could be
improved?


Yes



No




If yes


-

What are they?




The definition of Community Learning and Development.



The requirement for co
-
ordination.



The arrangements for consultation on targets and plans.



Link to Community Planning.


-

What is the nature of the change you think should be made?


Definition:

The definition of CLD should be fuller, with a clearer link to the 2012
Strategic Guidance. It should be made clear that CLD can ‘include’ the full range of
work envisaged in that Guidance, which may not be fully captured by this
definition. It should re
fer to ‘communities’ as well as ‘individuals and groups’. That
amendment should also be made to the definition of ‘target individuals (etc.)’.




Co
-
ordination:

The expectations for co
-
ordination should be more clearly stated.
The plan should specify how
al
l

bodies will co
-
ordinate their provision, rather than
how ‘the education authority will co
-
ordinate its provision ...
with

other bodies’.
For the same reason this requirement should refer to the education authority co
-
ordinating ‘
the
’ provision of CLD no
t ‘
its’

provision.


We would argue that there should be a requirement on all bodies receiving public
funding for CLD services to co
-
operate. We note that the proposed changes to
legislation on Community Planning and on Community Empowerment and
Renewal
may provide opportunities to strengthen this broader expectation.

We would prefer greater clarity about what the co
-
ordination of ‘provision’
implies: does it imply co
-
ordination of service delivery? Or co
-
ordinated
allocation of resources?


Consult
ation:
We would prefer it to be made clear that ‘other bodies’ must also
base their decisions on the CLD services that they plan to provide, upon
consultation with target groups (etc.) and with other providers.


Community Planning:
Whilst we appreciate th
at there are difficulties in including
statutory duties on Community Planning Partnerships in this particular piece of
legislation, we are anxious to see the link between the process mandated in these
Regulations and Community Planning being made clear.


We would suggest the addition of a bullet point to 4 (2), requiring the CLD plan to
specify how it will contribute to the objectives of the Community Planning
Partnership and how Community Planning partners will support its delivery. There
could also be an

additional bullet point in 4 (3), requiring consultation of the
Community Planning Partnership