National Principles for Public Engagement

They are an overarching set of principles aimed at Public Service organisations across all sectors in Wales. They aim to sit above any specific standards that you may already be using e.g. Standards for Children and Young People, Social Services Improvement Agency standards and are intended to compliment them. They aim to offer a consistent approach and good standard for public engagement across Wales. If your organisation completes and returns the declaration of endorsement form to participationcymru@wcva.org.uk you have signed up to these principles and will use them as a guiding document in your public engagement work. A list of organisations who have endorsed the principles can be found here

Evaluation Toolkit

This toolkit describes a four stage participatory process to evaluate engagement activities in relation to the National Principles for Public Engagement. The toolkit is intended to be used flexibly and users of the toolkit should feel free to adapt it to their own circumstances. It is imperative that users familiarise themselves with the National Principles for Public Engagement before using this toolkit. Additional information and support on the Principles and this toolkit can be access through Participation Cymru.

Practitioners' manual for public engagement

This guidance is aimed at officials in public service organisations in Wales who are in the front line of engagement with service users. It is a step by step handbook that will guide practitioners right from the beginning of the planning process through to the end of the evaluation of the activity. It is designed to accompany the National Principles for Public Engagement in Wales, which aim to offer a consistent approach and good standard for public engagement across Wales. Read the manual here.

Training programme

Participation Cymru's courses can provide the skills you need to engage with confidence and improve the quality of engagement you deliver.

Participation Cymru offer a range of training to develop skills in public engagement through our programme of short training courses on methods and skills. We also provide bespoke training which offers a flexible and cost-effective way to meet your organisation's and individual learning needs.