Enforcement, sanctions and monitoring
The Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018
places a duty on the Scottish Ministers to publish an annual
report on the performance of the Scottish social security system.
It also places a duty on Scottish Ministers to prepare and publish a charter, and to report on it regularly. The Charter will set out the overarching social security principles; communicating in clear terms what people are entitled to expect from the Scottish system and framing the positive, supportive ethos of Social Security Scotland.
The Charter will enable the principles to be embedded in a way that is open to monitoring, reporting and scrutiny and available in a format that can be easily understood. It will create an additional device for both the Parliament and the public to scrutinise and hold Ministers to account for the delivery of a fairer, more inclusive and rights-based system.
Audit Scotland will monitor and report on the delivery of the social security system, including Social Security Scotland.
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