Evaluating Participation A guide and toolkit for health and social care practitioners

Published30th May 2014

This Guide has been developed by the Scottish Health Council as a tool for supporting the evaluation of public involvement and participation in health services. It does not set out to be a definitive guide to evaluation, but aims to provide resources, references and tools to help you to develop your own evaluation. The Guide aims to:

‰Û¢ introduce some evaluation essentials

‰Û¢ guide the development of a suitable framework for evaluating participation

‰Û¢ provide a set of flexible tools to adapt and use for your own evaluation projects,


‰Û¢ signpost information and materials for further investigation.

This guide is for anyone working in the area of community engagement, public involvement or participation whilst it will be of particular interest to those working in health and social care it may be of interest to other sectors. It is designed both to be a useful starting point and to add to the existing resources and tools of the more experienced evaluator.


The report includes sections covering who the guide is for, a focus on evaluating participation, the essentials of evaluation, evaluation frameworks and logic models and an evaluating participation toolkit.

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