Development Working Group

In early 2018, a Development Working Group (DWG) was formed to review the outputs of the SNAP 2 National Participation Process, the wider evidence base and the detailed recommendations of the independent evaluation.

The DWG was supported and chaired by the Scottish Human Rights Commission and had fifteen members from civil society, public bodies, and people with lived experience of human rights issues.

The SNAP Development Working Group comprised representatives from the following organisations and groups.

  • Three members of the SNAP Adequate Standard of Living Reference Group (people with lived experience of a range of human rights issues)
  • CoSLA
  • Engender
  • Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)
  • Human Rights Consortium Scotland
  • NHS Health Scotland (now Public Health Scotland)
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)
  • Scottish Care
  • Scottish Councils Equality Network
  • Scottish Government
  • Scottish Human Rights Commission (including Chair and secretariat support)
  • Together: Scottish Children’s Rights Alliance
  • Unite

From July 2018 to July 2019, the DWG met nine times, supported by an independent facilitator.

25 different human rights themes were explored in detail, which had previously been identified through the National Participation Process.

DWG members carried out significant work between meetings to sift through evidence, summarise the key human rights issues at stake, and identify areas for action where SNAP could add value.

The DWG as a whole then worked together to refine and improve the analysis and suggested actions, and to come up with a longlist of proposals for SNAP to take action. The DWG also discussed and considered options for different governance, delivery and resourcing models, and opportunities for SNAP to complement other emerging human rights work, including the proposal to incorporate international human rights into Scots law.

In September 2019, draft proposals for SNAP 2 were published for a public consultation.