Drug Deaths Taskforce response: cross government approach

Cross government response to the Drug Deaths Taskforce report, Changing Lives. It contains a cross government action plan, response to Taskforce recommendations and a stigma action plan.

29. Monitoring and Evaluation

The Scottish Social Attitudes Survey conducted in 2021/22 will give us a baseline of public attitudes towards substance use from which to measure changes across time. However, attitudes expressed in surveys do not necessarily express the experiences of those on the receiving end of stigma and discrimination so it will be important to continue engaging with our third sector partners, to measure if the experience of stigma is shifting alongside any changes in public attitudes.

The national programme to tackle social stigma will provide regular reporting and evaluation on its work and progress towards achieving its aims, which will be laid out in more detail prior to the launch of the programme.

Within Scottish Government we will report on our work in delivering the actions laid out in this plan as part of our annual National Mission reporting.

The accreditation scheme will include a condition for member organisations to provide evidence on how they are meeting the criteria for accreditation.


Email: Drugsmissiondeliveryteam@gov.scot

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