Date lodged: 17 July 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what the timetable is for the development of the social security charter; when its evaluation of stakeholder feedback will be completed and when it will publish this.
Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 2 August 2018
The intention is to submit the charter for Parliamentary approval by the end of the year.
In line with Ministers’ legal duty to co-design the charter with the people of Scotland, people with lived experience of the system will have the primary role in deciding what it should contain. A core group of experience panel members has been recruited for this purpose and will oversee the development of the charter from beginning to end.
A separate stakeholder group, chaired by Dr Sally Witcher, has also been convened to provide advice and feedback to this core group. As with all experience panel research, a paper setting out the full findings and methodology will be published following the completion of this work.