We have a very clear process for developing and agreeing consultations, which includes working with the council's professional market research officer and securing formal sign-off from your Cabinet member. No consultation should go ahead without following this process, which is overseen by the Leader of the Council.
This approach is taken to make sure the council only carries out high quality consultation that is designed to achieve results, is targeted so it is right for the audience we are consulting, can be relied upon, is used to shape our services, and is as cost-effective as possible.
The Consultation Approval Process 2013 explains the process and includes a flow diagram and the consultation approval form, which must be completed for ALL consultations. Please download below.