New Stakeholder Engagement and Public Participation Framework and Toolkit to guide the department in our engagement with the sector, stakeholders and community to achieve better outcomes.
The Department of Health and Human Services has developed a Stakeholder Engagement and Public Participation Framework and Toolkit to strengthen our engagement with the health and human services sector, other stakeholders and the Victorian community.
As a department, our priority is to put people at the centre of everything we do. This means working together with our sector, stakeholders, clients and community to deliver policies and services that will achieve the best outcomes for them.
Our Stakeholder Engagement and Public Participation Framework and Toolkit supports the delivery of the department’s Strategic Plan. It sets out the department’s commitment to – and direction for – public participation and stakeholder engagement.
The framework and toolkit outlines the fundamental principles and elements that underpin good engagement practice, including:
Being clear about the purpose of our engagement
Knowing the history, who is affected and how they should be included
Planning engagement early
Being genuine and inclusive in our engagement
Providing clarity on our role and monitoring our progress
Communicating regularly and providing feedback to our community and stakeholders
Evaluating our engagement efforts and sharing our lessons