Date lodged: 22 June 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what recent assessment it has made of the role of independent advocacy in the future delivery of social security.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 29 June 2016
Providing support for people will be a vital part of the future delivery of social security in Scotland and independent advocacy has a critical role in this. Our forthcoming consultation will ask for views about advocacy as well as wider advice and support. We are working with people who receive social security and the organisations that support them to design a system that is responsive, person-centred and treats people with dignity and respect.