Author Archive

Jim Rooney

CLDMS Executive has expressed its dismay and grief at the unexpected passing of Jim Rooney and sent its condolences to its family.  He led Clackmannanshire Council’s youth services prior to taking on a role in the CLD team at Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education. Recently he has been active independently, developing a Quality Framework for […]

Response to Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill consultation

Here is the CLDMS response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on a Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill, submitted January 2014

Case Studies of prevention and early intervention

We have published ten case studies showing the many different ways in which Community Learning and Development contribute to prevention and early intervention.

Steps to Self-evaluation

The Steps to Self Evaluation’, is a toolkit developed with CLD practitioners to support self evaluation, with a step-by-step guide, case studies and resources. It was produced by practitioners from Argyll and Bute, West Dunbartonshire and Stirling Councils. CLDMS now plans to work with them to update this as a resource for all its members, […]

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill consultation

The Scottish Government is consulting on its proposals for a Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill , with a closing date for comments of 24 January. We expect that CLDMS will want to make a submission, summarising the views of as wide a range of our members as possible. Please pass any thoughts, notes or your own […]

CLDMS Conference 2013

The CLDMS annual conference was held in East Kilbride, October 31- November 1, 2013. On 31 October our theme was ‘CLD – taking a strategic approach. On 1 November we looked at ‘New challenges for CLD’ and ‘Developing our practice and impact’. Some of the presentations made to the conference or workshops, or notes of […]

Strategic role of Community Learning and Development – feedback

This short report summarises recent responses from CLDMS members about the coverage of CLD in Single Outcome Agreements, the response of Community Planning Partnerships to the CLD Strategic Guidance, and their own progress in implementing this.  

Community Learning and Development in Scottish local authorities: a changing scene, 2012/13

CLDMS  has published the report of a survey of Community Learning and Development services in Scottish local authorities. The pattern of who does what in Community Learning and Development is a confusing one across local authorities, and is apparently becoming more so. Yet national policy requires strategic direction over what the role of Community Learning […]

Community Capacity Building: what, when, why, how?

CLDMS has adopted a very brief statement expressing its understanding of what community capacity building means in Scotland today: What is it, when and why is it important and how is it delivered?

Presentations from CLDMS conference

The presentations made to the CLDMS annual conference in Dundee in October 2012 are available here. On 18 October the theme was ‘Prevention and Early Intervention: Why Community Learning and Development can play a key role’. On 19 October the conference looked at a wide range of ‘New Opportunites and Challenges for CLD’.