Innovations for select committee engagement


​Written by Involve for the Outreach and Engagement Service at the Houses of Parliament this is a guide for select committees. It highlights a range of face-to-face engagement methods that select committees could use to engage the public and stakeholders in their inquiries and other work. 

The guide has three sections. Sections One and Two provide best practice advice and tips about how to: 

  • Choose the right engagement method to deliver the impact and information a committee needs; 
  • Make the method a success from the perspective of everyone involved, including both the committee and participants. 

Section Three, the guide’s main component, is a method library of nine engagement techniques committees could use to involve the public and stakeholders in their work. This section includes method descriptions, top tips and facts, as well as case studies of previous public engagement.