6. How have you consulted with relevant stakeholders, including involving children and young people in the development of the policy/measure?
The review of the Super Sponsor Scheme was led by the Chief Social Policy Adviser, and included experts from across national and local government, academia and the third sector. It also included the lived experience of recently arrived Ukrainians. In his statement to Parliament on 1 November, the Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development and Minister with special responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine outlined the 16 interventions that were the conclusions from the review. This included the 7 criteria for reopening the Super Sponsor Scheme, which were supported by the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers—SOLACE—and third sector partners.
Ongoing plans to support engagement around relevant interventions, particularly refining our welcome accommodation offer, are in development. Children and young people, as well as intersectionality with other protected characteristics such as disability, will be considered as part of this process. These discussions will then inform the final changes to the accommodation offer that will be communicated to UDPs (both those already in welcome accommodation and those planning to travel in future).
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