Community workers have a responsibility to

    • Ensure that work to build effective participation is at the core of community work practice.
    • Work towards the development and achievement of meaningful participation and power sharing.
    • Support communities to gain the skills necessary for full participation.
    • Ensure work is based on the needs of the community.
    • Support and promote the development of decision-making structures that are open, accessible and inclusive.
    • Recognise and address barriers, including structural barriers, to meaningful and effective participation at all levels.
    • Seek to ensure that strategies for participation are inclusive of diversity in society, particularly in terms of gender and minority group participation.
    • Formulate strategies that go beyond consultation and create a policy context for full participation in governance


MRCI Community Work Practice Graphics by Form.ieIllustrations by Form Design