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Useful links and information

In this section we have included some links to information which you may find useful. These include consultation principles, best practice guidance and links to partner organisations and their research reports. We hope you will find these useful. If there are any others you would like to see included, please do get in touch with us.

National Consultation Principles 2018

Staffordshire County Council have endorsed the governments National Consultation Principles 2018. These principles provide clear guidance on conducting consultations. They demonstrate the desire to engage more effectively with the public. The principles can be viewed on the gov.uk website.

The Consultation Institute

Founded in 2003, The Consultation Institute is a UK-based, not-for-profit organisation who promote the highest standards of public, stakeholder and employee consultation.  They undertake research, share their publications, offer training opportunities and hold specialist events.  More information on the institute can be found on The Consultation Institute website.

Local Area Research + Intelligence Association (LARIA)

LARIA is a longstanding association which seeks to improve lives and local areas through the use of local research, intelligence and policy. They aim to promote continuous improvements in the quality and impact of local research and intelligence. LARIA provides regular opportunities for networking and knowledge sharing through their local networks and series of events. They provide opportunities for professional development and hold a wealth of research which can be accessed at the LARIA website.


Involve was established in 1996 to support active public involvement in the NHS, public health and social care research. As a national advisory group, their role is to bring together expertise, insight and experience in the field of public involvement in research, with an aim of advancing it as an essential part of the process by which research is identified, prioritised, designed, conducted and disseminated. They include briefing notes for researchers on how to involve members of the public in research and a wide variety of tools and resources to support people in undertaking their own high quality research. For more information, check out the Involve website.

Healthwatch Staffordshire

Healthwatch Staffordshireworks to ensure that local people’s views help shape health and social care services in Staffordshire, so that they meet everyone’s needs. The organisation produces a wealth of research reports and these can be accessed from their website.  You can also find out about opportunities to get involved from the Healthwatch Staffordshire website.


You can view the latest census on the ONS website.

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