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Developing the Social Security Charter: co-design process

Published: 9 Jan 2019

Report on the process used for development of the Scottish Social Security Charter.

Developing the Social Security Charter: co-design process
Annex A – The Scottish Social Security Principles

Annex A – The Scottish Social Security Principles

The Scottish social security principles are—
(a)social security is an investment in the people of Scotland,
(b)social security is itself a human right and essential to the realisation of other human rights,
(c)the delivery of social security is a public service,
(d)respect for the dignity of individuals is to be at the heart of the Scottish social security system,
(e)the Scottish social security system is to contribute to reducing poverty in Scotland,
(f)the Scottish social security system is to be designed with the people of Scotland on the basis of evidence,
(g)opportunities are to be sought to continuously improve the Scottish social security system in ways which—
(i)put the needs of those who require assistance first, and
(ii)advance equality and non-discrimination,
(h)the Scottish social security system is to be efficient and deliver value for money.


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