How SNAP 1 was developed

Scotland’s first SNAP was based on evidence gathered over a three year period.

Research was carried out using a wide range of existing sources, including:

  • a literature review of social research;
  • three legal literature reviews on references to specific international human rights treaties in relation to Scots law;
  • a review of the UK’s outstanding recommendations from international human rights bodies.

A series of focus groups also took place with people living in some of Scotland’s more marginalised communities, to understand their lived experiences.

The research findings were then tested through a five month participation process involving civil society organisations, public bodies and government, and people whose rights are affected in practice.

A Drafting Group drawn from 23 public and civil society organisations then worked over a 12 month period to develop SNAP 1. The group identified a common vision and purpose, outcomes and priorities. They also designed an implementation and accountability process to ensure SNAP 1 delivered real and measurable change at the level that really matters – in people’s everyday lives.