Safeguarding data sharing: consultation report and summary of responses

Consultation responses and analysis to our 2022 consultation on safeguarding data sharing.

2. Overview of the Consultation

The public consultation on safeguarding and data sharing ran for 12 weeks between 25 March 2022 and 17 June 2022.

The purpose of the consultation was to gather views on the approach Social Security Scotland should take to report certain circumstances to a Local Authority where it becomes apparent that an individual may be at risk of harm.

The consultation asked 6 substantive questions as well as open-ended components inviting respondents to explain their answer in more detail.

Due to limitations for face to face contact due to the ongoing effects of Covid-19 the Scottish Government were unable to run any stakeholder engagement events. The Scottish Government did, however, promote the consultation through the Social Security Scotland Stakeholder newsletter which has over 12,000 subscribers, and was promoted via the Social Security Scotland and Scottish Government Twitter pages.



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