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Scotland gets new consultation hub



The Scottish Government has begun to use the Citizen Space platform

The Digital Engagement Team in the Scottish Government has unveiled a new online hub for public consultations using the Citizen Space.

Details have been provided on the team's blog page, and the first consultation documents are now available.

The blog says it provides a series of options for consultations, with a variety of question formats and the ability to embed different types of media, along with a search tool. It makes all public responses available, along with summaries under a 'We Asked, You Said, We Did' tab.

"This will be our platform for all government consultations in the future," it says. "Combined with our new guidance, we hope that Scottish Government consultations will be simpler, easier to access and facilitate better communication between people and government."

The Scottish Government version of the platform has been developed with Delib, a company that specialises in supporting public consultations. It has been used by a number of local authorities around the UK.

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